Resources

Research/Evaluation Roles and Responsibilities: 5 Steps for Productive Partnerships and a Useful Template
April 9, 2018

Does your organization aspire to do research? Going beyond routine program monitoring and evaluation, research is a systematic investigation conducted to contribute to or fill a gap in evidence or generalizable knowledge. A common reason organizations may conduct research is in the context of impact evaluation. But regardless of the motivation, research can be difficult […] Read more...

Evaluation Resources from HealTorture.org
February 8, 2017

Evaluation is a priority for funders. It also allows you to demonstrate the results of your programs and communicate your results more powerfully to your supporters. But many programs lack a dedicated data analyst or evaluation specialist to lead this process of evaluation, so you need material communicated in an exceptionally clear, straightforward way. HealTorture.org’s […] Read more...

Research/Evaluation After-Action Review Meeting Template
July 2, 2018

A research/evaluation after-action learning review is a process of reflection (via meeting, workshop, or other form of consultation) at the end of a research and evaluation project. It differs from workshops or other events used to discuss and disseminate findings in that its goal is to reflect not on the program or policy studied, but […] Read more...

3 Steps for Developing Key Evaluation Questions
July 6, 2018

Evaluation questions, also called key evaluation questions or KEQs, are the high-level questions an evaluation project is designed to answer. KEQs are not the individual questions you ask during data collection, such as those used in a survey questionnaire, interview or focus group discussion. Instead, KEQs define what the project team seeks to learn and […] Read more...

Budgeting for Research and Evaluation: Tipsheet & Checklist and T&E Calculator
May 11, 2018

To be successful, evaluation and research projects must be adequately resourced. Without sufficient funding to answer research or evaluation questions at a high level of quality, the project may not yield useful results. META’s Budgeting for Research/Evaluation Tipsheet & Checklist can be used to develop an appropriate budget for research and evaluation projects. The Research/Evaluation […] Read more...

Obtaining Informed Consent: Tip Sheet and Sample Consent Form

Meaningful informed consent entails more than a participant’s signature on a consent form. The steps that we take for obtaining consent are crucial to safeguarding participants’ dignity, autonomy and well-being, especially when collecting data from vulnerable populations. META’s introductory tip sheet walks through five questions to ask yourself when developing plans and procedures for obtaining […] Read more...