Evaluation research


This is an “applied form of research that involved finding out how well a programme, practice, procedure or policy is working” (Polit & Hungler 1999:201).The aim of this type of research is to assess/evaluate the success of a particular practice or policy, etc.

Examples of this type of research can be seen in various types of analysis/evaluation, including:

As with the survey research methods, this type of research may best be carried out as a qualitative piece or research, depending upon the original research question.

Reference: Polit DF, Hungler BP (1999) Nursing Research: Principles and Methods (6th. Ed.) Philadelphia, Lippincott

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