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WWC Sprint

Evaluation Foundations (BIT 015)

Start Date: June 18th, 2020
Duration: 11 weeks

Why do evaluations matter? City governments take responsibility for providing a wide range of necessary services, and resources are often limited, so every dollar is a trade-off! Through rigorous evaluation, we can build an evidence base and continually improve the quality and efficiency of our programs and services. During the coronavirus pandemic, we can use communications to drive behavior change and slow the spread of the virus. By applying rigorous evaluation practices, we can identify the most effective messages to drive the changes we want to see in our communities.

In this Sprint, you’ll learn the basic principles of evaluation, apply them to your city’s COVID-19 response, and rigorously evaluate an email based COVID-19 communication. Join BIT for an introductory webinar, calls, and resources with step-by-step information on how to run your own randomized trial and assess your city’s next steps to encourage continuous testing and improvement.

Start Date: 05/18/2020

  • Kick Off
  • Welcome to the Evaluation Foundation Sprint
  • Sprint Pre-Course Survey
  • Discussion Board: Introductions
  • Kickoff Webinar Slides
  • Evaluation Foundations Kickoff Webinar.mp4
  • Kickoff Resources
  • Evaluation Foundations Overview
  • Sprint FAQ
  • How to: Downloading Course Materials
  • Running your own RCT
  • Week 2: Scope Your Trial
  • Week 2 Task: Scoping a Low Cost RCT
  • Week 2 Task: Submission
  • Week 2 Webinar: Scope Your Trial.mp4
  • Weeks 3+4: Behavioral Barriers
  • Week 3+4 Webinar: Behavioral Barriers
  • Week 3+4: Barrier Identification Assignment Instructions
  • Week 3+4 Barrier Identification Assignment Worksheet
  • Week 3+4 Assignment: Trial Protocol Sections 1 and 2
  • Week 3+4 Task Submission: Trial Protocol Sections 1 + 2: Submission
  • Week 3+4 Task Submission: Barrier Identification Assignment
  • Week 5: Design your Trial (Part 1)
  • Week 5: EAST Brainstorm Activity
  • Week 5: EAST Design Prompts (optional)
  • Week 5 Task: Trial Protocol Section 3
  • Week 5 Task Submission: Trial Protocol Section 3
  • Week 5 Task Submission: EAST Brainstorm Activity (optional)
  • Wrap Up 4d 4h
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed