Evaluation Methods

t will first provide a brief overview of evaluation design and methodology followed by discussing the importance of strategic questioning, interview techniques, and evaluation design. Eventually, the student will examine the different types of research evaluation designs and methodologies by comparing and contrasting each of the widely used research evaluation and methodologies. Based on the scope and limitation of each research evaluation design and methodology, the type of research study wherein each of the research evaluation design and methodology is proven to be effective will be discussed prior to the conclusion.
There are a lot of evaluation design and methodology to consider when conducting a research work. In order to develop a good research study, the researcher should be able to effectively mix-and-match the methodological designs which can either be (1) experimental. (2) quasi-experimental. or (3) non-experimental evaluation with the use of either descriptive, normative, or causal methodological approaches (Grosshans &amp. Chelimsky, 1991). together with the different available evaluation approaches like: (1) theory-based. (2) goal free. or (3) constructivist. (Weiss, 2005)
When conducting a sample survey, researcher may chose from evaluation designs like cross-sectional or panel. (Grosshans &amp. Chelimsky, 1991) Depending on the main goal of the researcher, other approaches like quantitative, qualitative methods or both can be used when conducting a sample survey.
In general, the type of evaluation design and methodology used in a research study is highly dependent on the main purpose of the study. (Rutman, 1980) For example: A quasi-experimentation design and analysis is highly recommended for field settings. (Campbell &amp. Cook, 1979: p. 405) Other types of evaluation design suitable for field experiment includes: (1) true experiment – also known as the experimental approach. (2) non-equivalent comparison group. or (3) time-series. (Grosshans &amp.