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FC400 Evaluating Programmes for Success



This course provides an overview of research methodology for programme evaluation. It is especially suitable for those who are interested in monitoring and evaluation, policy and programme design and evaluation, and social science research methods. 

This course can be taken for a certificate or audited. For a certificate, you will participate in weekly reflection papers and a final assignment. If you are auditing this course, you will only need to attend lectures.


Course Outline


  1. Why Measuring Outcomes is Important

  2. Frameworks for Evaluation

  3. Designing an Evaluation

  4. Theory-Based Evaluation

  5. Data Collection

  6. Data Analysis

  7. Logic Models

  8. Ethical Issues in Research

  9. Systematic Reviews

  10. Critical Appraisal

  11. Applying Research to Evidence-Based Programming

  12. Case Studies



April 17th - May 24th 2024

Lectures 3pm BST, Wednesdays and Fridays




You are eligible to join as an undergraduate or graduate level student enrolled in a university, or a student who is entering or who has just finished an academic programme. B2 English (Upper Intermediate) ESL proficiency certificate or equivalent proficiency in the English language is required. 




  • In-Person at St. James Research Centre (SJRC) in Falkirk, Scotland - GBP 1175 
  • Online Learning - GBP 750*


* UK nationals receive a 70% discount on all courses (use code 'SJRCUK' at checkout)
* Students who enrol in online courses and do not require USA university credit and transcript receive a 70% discount (use code 'SJRCDISCOUNT' at checkout)

FC400 Evaluating Programmes for Success

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