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.
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.