You should choose an evaluator who is not only qualified but willing to provide frequent data updates so that you can make any needed program improvements. You will need to find someone who can answer your questions clearly and listen to what you and your stakeholders want to learn from the evaluation. For more specifics on what to look for in an evaluator, see Selecting an Evaluation Consultant Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Program Manager’s Guide to Evaluation.
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- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation. The Program Manager’s Guide to Evaluation Glossary.
- "Evaluation Resource Guide for Responsible Fatherhood Program," Office of Family Assistance.