October 31, 2011 - 9:49am
In research, we ask people for their consent so that we can be sure they understand and agree to any risks. A typical consent process includes four parts:
  1. An explanation of the study and why it is being done, and what information we are asking for
The Improve Group conducts a survey using a unique participatory data collection method - Image Grouping.
October 26, 2011 - 1:29pm

Understanding your clients’ opinions and perspectives is one of the most important parts of the evaluation process. Today, many of us take for granted the convenience and ease of using technology or paper surveys for our data collection needs. The reality is that these methods may not always be the most appropriate as organizations today serve an increasingly diverse population who may not be familiar with or be comfortable with technology or pen-and-paper methods.

What are the options?

October 18, 2011 - 7:10pm
A series on avoiding or solving big problems that can happen in evaluation
October 12, 2011 - 9:09pm
It’s the elusive golden chalice of evaluation: proving FOR SURE that a SINGLE program made a REAL difference for those served. To meet such a high standard of knowledge, evaluators turn to experimental methods.
September 21, 2011 - 2:09pm
 Whether the scope is large or small, evaluation projects usually follow the same basic steps. The following are some tools the Improve Group created, as well as one we’ve used from UCLA Academic Technology Services that could assist you at each of these steps.
September 21, 2011 - 2:02pm
 In 2008, the Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) was created as a promotion to address the health concerns and the rising cost of heal