At the heart of any evaluation is the evaluation design. It is now common consensus in policy evaluation that no amount of sophisticated analysis can repair a poorly designed study. There is no such thing as a perfect evaluation design and there are always tradeoffs. One of the most important tradeoffs has to do with internal and external validity. This is true whether you are doing a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods evaluation.
For this Assignment, review this week’s Learning Resources and begin the process of developing your evaluation design by outlining its main features.
Submit by Day 7 a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following: