Information about the types of evaluation methods that inform evidence-based practice, and tips for services on establishing a culture of evaluation
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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A guide to the why, who, what, when, where and how of evaluation, particularly the vital tasks needed to ensure an evaluation goes smoothly
An outline of the steps involved in planning an evaluation, and an overview of the key concepts relating to the broad stages of evaluation
A brief overview of the role of evaluation and innovation in the context of family support services
An overview of the ethical review process and how it applies to service providers evaluating their own programs
Investigates issues relating to evaluating whole-of-community initiatives.
Collecting data from parents and children for the purpose of evaluation: Issues for child and family services in disadvantaged communities
An outline of the challenges child and family services face when collecting data directly from parents and children for evaluation
This NCPC Issues paper examines evidence for the impact of media-based social marketing campaigns.
This sheet is aimed at providing program practitioners and providers with a range of resources relating to conducting program or practice evaluation.
This paper outlines different evaluation types, identifies the key elements to developing a rigorous evaluation and highlights possible limitations.