Queensland Stay On Your Feet® - Toolkit Phase 4 Process Evaluation Tools
Phase 4 Process evaluation tools
This section helps you to answer the question:
‘Are we reaching the target audience and achieving planned strategies?’
How can I collect process information?
Information about the project/program's strategies can be easily collected using a variety of methods including mailing databases, attendance sheets and surveys. Focus groups, surveys and observation can be used to record if the project/program was undertaken as planned.
Some simple ways to collect process information include:
- a daily logbook, also known as a process log, which captures daily activity and issues (this was used effectively in the Queensland Health and Department of Emergency Services trial Child Injury Prevention Project)
- process logs
- attendance sheets used at meetings, education sessions and events
- attendance sheet template
- mailing lists, which can record information including suburb, postcode, year of birth, date started on list, gender, organisation and type of materials sent, requested and received
- mailing list template
- a telephone call log sheet, which can record information including how many people called, how they found out about the project/program and purpose of their call
- sample telephone call log sheet
- participant self-completed survey, which can be used to record participant satisfaction
- participant satisfaction survey tool
- stakeholder satisfaction tool, such as the VicHealth Partnership Analysis Tool that measures the reasons for, nature of and the value of partnerships
- VicHealth Partnership Analysis Tool
- the Partnership Self-Assessment Tool, which measures key components of a successful partnership and helps to identify strengths and weaknesses to help the process work better.
- Partnership Self-Assessment Tool Queensland Stay on Your Feet Wide Bay/Burnett trial project
The Queensland Stay on Your Feet Wide Bay/Burnett trial project used a cross-sectional computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) at the beginning and the end of the project. This type of evaluation could also be used periodically for larger projects/programs with an evaluation budget and expert support .