Members-Only Guild Resource / Webinar

CYD Evaluation Series: Thinking through Comparisons

Published: 2018-06-26

Published: 2017

Speakers: Nicole Amri, Courney J. Boddie, Lindsey Buller Maliekel, Gladys Hidago, Heather Ikemire, Ruth Mercado-Zizzo, Dennie Palmer Wolf, and Ben Weber,

This webinar is the third in a four-part series, Evaluation as a Strategy for Building Creative Youth Development, which examined evaluation as a strategy for building, improving, and funding creative youth development programs. Many evaluations depend on comparing participants to non-participants and looking for the changes that are correlated with being in a program. This kind of correlational work is a major step in thinking about the impacts a program may have – but doing this work well, and understanding its limits can be demanding. This presentation provides the foundation for approaching these techniques effectively.