It is often tempting to launch straight into an evaluation without taking the time to plan first. Planning is a crucial part of the process.
The BNSSG ICB Clinical Effectiveness and Research Team short checklist has been designed to help with the process of planning your evaluation. It will enable you to become clear about what you intend to do, what data you need to collect and how you will undertake the analysis.
Wherever we are on the research and evaluation continuum we need to know:
Professor Jo Roycroft-Malone, Pragmatic Evaluation: Challenges and Opportunities
Presentation at POPE event 16th December 2015
“While evaluation comes in many shapes and sizes, its key purpose is to help us to develop a deeper understanding of how best to improve health care”
Health Foundation, 2015
There are limitations in every study and evaluation design – the key is knowing what they are and being transparent about them.