Setting out the basics of designing, conducting and analysing an evaluation study in healthcare, the authors take a practical approach, assuming no previous knowledge or experience of evaluation. All the basics are covered, including: how to plan an evaluation; research governance and ethics; understanding data; interpreting findings; and writing a report. There are cases included throughout to demonstrate evaluation in action, and self learning courses give the reader an opportunity to develop their skills further in the methods and analysis involved in evaluation.
What Is an Evaluation? Searching and Reviewing the Literature Evaluation Design How to Plan an Evaluation Research Governance and Ethics Collecting Data Understanding Numerical Data Storing Data Analyzing Data Interpreting the Findings Writing a Report