In not more than 240 words, please reflect on the learning materials and required readings for this week, and answer the following questions/prompts

Week 3 - Instructions:

In not more than 240 words, please reflect on the learning materials and required readings for this week, and answer the following questions/prompts :

This week's topic concerns evaluation study designs.

Please search for and identify an evaluation example/case study where the author(s) discusses how they agreed on the study design. Provide a link to your example and:

  • Discuss your understanding of how a study design is agreed for an evaluation.
  • Explain why you have provided this answer using your chosen example.

Case study example 1: a quasi experimental design

Your second reading this week is a journal publication on the evaluation of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garde Program. This evaluation used a quasi experimental design to to understand changes in school cultures and the experiential impacts on children, families, teachers, parents and volunteers, and quantitative measures at baseline year follow up to provide supporting information regarding patterns of change [3]

Below you will see the YouTube interview highlighting this evaluation, as well as the evaluation report produced in 2 Note, you are not required to read the evaluation report but you may like to have a glimpse at the key findings of the and observe how an evaluation report is structured

Case study example 2: a quasi experimental design

Be Active Eat Well is another great example of a comprehensive quasi evaluation design The Be Active Eat Well program was designed as a 'demonstration' program to build evidence regarding what works for obesity prevention in children TI strong focus on providing evidence resulted in a high investment in the evaluation of the program You are not required t read this as part of your weekly readings but it is worth a brief look to explore the evaluation design and methods used it the evaluation The clip below also provides a summary of this work

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