Publications

CFCA produces a range of publications. These include CFCA Papers, which offer an objective exploration of how research applies to policy and practice, and are written by or in collaboration with expert researchers and service providers. CFCA Resource Sheets and Practitioner Resources are shorter papers that focus on a specific issue in depth.

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Evaluation design

Shae Johnson
Expert Panel Project resource— June 2021

This resource gives a quick overview of some of the main evaluation designs used for outcomes evaluations or impact evaluations.

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What is evaluation?

Kathryn Goldsworthy
Expert Panel Project resource— January 2021

This short resource defines program evaluation in the context of child and family support services for those who are new to evaluation.

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Planning an evaluation: Step by step

Jessica Smart
Expert Panel Project resource— June 2020

This resource is for evaluation beginners needing help with developing an evaluation plan for a program, project or service for children and families.

Developing a culture of evaluation and research

Jacqueline Stewart
CFCA Paper No. 28 — November 2014

Provides practical information on the structures, practices and actions that support a change toward a strong culture of evaluation and research

Demystifying ethical review

CFCA Resource Sheet— February 2013

An overview of the ethical review process and how it applies to service providers evaluating their own programs