Presentation on theme: "Evaluating the Tikkun Middot Project Tobin Belzer PhD October 28, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Evaluating the Tikkun Middot Project Tobin Belzer PhD October 28, 2013
This session will provide: A brief introduction to program evaluation An overview of the evaluation plan for the Tikkun Middot Project An opportunity to think about what you would like to learn
What is program evaluation?
Tell a programs story Improve implementation Test the theory underlying a program Demonstrate accountability Support fundraising efforts Inform the field Evaluation can be used to:
Types of evaluation Implementation (Formative) Outcome (Summative)
Who and how many participated? What happened? How was your program received? What should be modified? Questions driving an IMPLEMENTATION focused evaluation could include:
Is the program having the desired effect? What else is the program accomplishing? Questions driving an OUTCOME focused evaluation could include:
Tikkun Middot Project Outcomes Focused Evaluation Familiarity with/understanding of the course middot Experience of institutions as supportive of developing moral character Increased awareness of situations in which they typically react habitually, with negative results Attitudes/Knowledge Practice mindfulness meditation Practice moral qualities covered by the course Awareness of situations triggering defensive emotional responses resulting in negative consequences. Behavior
METHODS: 1) Interviews 2) Surveys 3) Participant observation 4) Analysis of primary documents POPULATIONS: 1) Leaders 2) Study Group Members 3) Task Force Members
Your role: 1.Interview Participant (2 times) 1.Liaison 1.Evaluator?