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Demonstrating Client Improvement to Yourself and Others: Setting up an Evaluation System to Succeed

This webinar, from December 17, 2008, features Greg Vinson of the Center for Victims of Torture. This is the first in a three-part series on evaluation.

This webinar is part of the National Capacity Building (NCB) webinar series. NCB is a project of the Center for Victims of Torture.

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Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Greg Vinson provides a step-by-step guide to set up a data system to measure improvement in your clients.  (This webinar is part 1 of a three part series.) He distinguishes continuous and categorical measures, and discusses the need to narrow your definition of a measure (goal, objective, or indicator) that you use to evaluate an outcome.   He reviews steps to set up a database within Excel, including how to name variables and set up client records. He notes the need for regular intervals of collection and systematic methods to track administration of measures.   The attached Excel tracking tool is useful to monitor administration of measures, and the Excel spreadsheet template to record client data.

Be sure to watch the rest of the series: 

Demonstrating Client Improvement to Yourself and Others Part 2: Understanding and Using your Outcome Evaluation System

Demonstrating Client Improvement to Yourself and Others Part 3: Making Sure Client Numbers Reflect Client Reality

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CarolCWhite's picture

This is an excellent overview for program leaders on the elements and checklist for setting up and maintaining a client data collection system for torture survivors.  I recommend opening up the PDFed .ppt so that you can have the detail at your fingertips and so that you can enlarge the excel slides to be readable. 

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