Program Evaluations

Our Program evaluations can involve both quantitative and qualitative research. Program evaluation process involves a systematic method for collecting, analyzing, and using information to answer questions about projects, policies and programs, particularly about their effectiveness and efficiency.

At quest we have personnel that emanate from many different backgrounds, such as sociology, psychology, economics, and social work and have conducted many program evaluations in both the public and private sectors. We are involved in two types of evaluations;

Formative evaluation includes several evaluation types:

  • needs assessment determines who needs the program, how great the need is, and what might work to meet the need
  • evaluability assessment determines whether an evaluation is feasible and how stakeholders can help shape its usefulness
  • structured conceptualization helps stakeholders define the program or technology, the target population, and the possible outcomes
  • implementation evaluation monitors the fidelity of the program or technology delivery
  • process evaluation investigates the process of delivering the program or technology, including alternative delivery procedures

Summative evaluation can also be subdivided:

  • outcome evaluations investigate whether the program or technology caused demonstrable effects on specifically defined target outcomes
  • impact evaluation is broader and assesses the overall or net effects — intended or unintended — of the program or technology as a whole
  • cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis address questions of efficiency by standardizing outcomes in terms of their dollar costs and values
  • secondary analysis reexamines existing data to address new questions or use methods not previously employed
  • meta-analysis integrates the outcome estimates from multiple studies to arrive at an overall or summary judgment on an evaluation question

 

  MEDIA
  PERCEPTION STUDIES
  TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  ADVERTISING
  SEGMENTATION
  HEALTH STUDIES
  PROGRAM EVALUATIONS
  MYSTERY SHOPPING
  IMPACT ASSESSMENT
  TOURISM
  OPINION POLLS

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