The CES is glad to announce a webinar delivered on November 1st in English by Dr. Mina Singh entitled Rapid Impact Assessment as a Program Predictive Modelling and Evaluation.
The webinar will review the growing interest in the Rapid Impact Assessment and compare and contrast it to the more traditional program evaluation methods.
We will attempt to answer the following questions. Can the two approaches complement each other or do you have to make a choice? What are the situations where one approach is better suited than the other?
WHEN: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 from 12 pm to 1 pm Eastern Daylight Time
WHERE: CES webinars take place online using the GoToWebinar platform. You can check your computer's requirements.
REGISTRATION: Please go here to register: https://evaluationcanada.ca/webinar-registration
COST: Free for all CES members.
Biography of presenter
Dr. Mina Singh is a faculty member (Professor; Associate Director, Research) in the School of Nursing, York University. She was the Coordinator of the Program Evaluation Unit from 2011-2013, at the York Institute for Health Research. She has been a program evaluator for over 17 years and has conducted several types of evaluations (input, process, outcome and impact) and has developed a methodological framework which is being used internationally and nationally for evaluation of nursing programs. She has presented a multitude of workshops on program evaluation in Toronto and York Region: logic model, types of evaluations, mixed methods, photovoice etc and is well published. She teaches research methods and statistics to both undergraduate and graduate students and is a mixed methods researcher.
- To identify the basic characteristics of a Rapid Impact Assessment (RIA) approach
- To differentiate Rapid Impact Assessment from Impact Evaluation
- To compare RIA and Utilization Focused Evaluation
- To understand when to use Rapid Impact Assessment
- To provide resources on the use of the Rapid Impact Assessment as an evaluation tool
In addition, this webinar aims to strengthen capacities in line with the following Competencies for Canadian Evaluation Practice:
- 2.1 Understands the knowledge base of evaluation (theories, models, types, methods and tools)
- 2.2 Specifies program theory
- 3.3 Identifies impacted stakeholders
- 5.1 Uses written communication skills and technologies