Research and evaluation

Evaluation is a vital step in ensuring that the Western Australian community is benefiting from programs funded and managed through the Department of Health and its partners.

To assist with program evaluation, Edith Cowan University and the Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate have developed a practical Research and Evaluation Framework and Implementation Guide.

There are two editions of the framework; a first edition (2013) that includes online tutorial videos and a second edition (2017) that was updated from the feedback of stakeholders using the framework.

Research and Evaluation Framework Implementation Guide, 2nd edition (PDF 1MB)
Research and Evaluation Framework Implementation Guide, 1st edition (PDF 854KB)

Video tutorials:

Purpose and Overview of the Research and Evaluation Framework (external site)
Use of logic models in program planning (external site)
Development of SMART Objectives (external site)
Types of evaluation (external site)
Qualitative and quantitative research methods (external site)

Note: Although the video tutorials were developed for the first edition, those using the second edition may still find the video tutorials useful.

For further assistance with health promotion program evaluation, please contact the Senior Research Officer within the Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate in the Public Health Division.

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Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate