Chapter 3 Identifying Issues and Formulating Questions – Mary Ellen Good. Identification and formulation of questions is a critical phase of the evaluation process The essence of evaluation is generating credible answers to questions about the performance if a social program.
Helps evaluator guide the evaluation design. This is a useful reference for design and selecting research procedures.
Can be shared with stakeholders to ensure their concerns are addressed.
Safeguards against later misunderstanding of what the evaluation was suppose to accomplish.
Start with a specification of the desired endpoint and work backward to determine what must be done to get there.