TITLE

PRAGMATIC EVALUATION FOR LARGE EVENTS WITH YOUTH: USE OF A BRIEF VISUAL ANALOG SCALE MEASURE

AUTHOR(S)
McKyer, E. Lisako J.; Outley, Corliss; Smith, Matthew Lee
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2009, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p423
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Health educators and program evaluators struggle to balance collecting meaningful data while addressing pragmatics of evaluation data collection, particularly for large youth events. A local day-long community-based youth summit was held with 289 middle school students. Youth attended combinations of mass and break-out sessions. Planners and evaluators assessed proximal student outcomes throughout the day. A 2-question visual analog scale was developed and utilized. Each sessions-specific evaluation form was color-coded and distributed to participants prior to, and collected at the end of, each session. The evaluation tool assessed students' perceptions of learning and enjoyment. This method enabled evaluators to accurately calculate response rates and refusals. Importantly, the method was efficient, inexpensive, and simple.
ACCESSION #
51470988

 

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