Published on March 11, 2014
LOGIC MODEL McCawley
WHAT A depiction of a program or project showing what it will do and what it is intended to accomplish A series of ‘if-then’ relationships that ideally, and if implemented as intended, will contribute to the desired outcome The core of program planning and evaluation
WHAT Change in Knowledge Skills Attitude Motivation Awareness Change in Behaviours Practices Polices Procedures Change in Environment Social conditions Economic conditions Political conditions SHORT TERM INTERMEDIATE LONG TERM OUTCOMES Workshops Publications Field trips Customers participants EXTERNAL INFLUENCES, ENVIRONMENTAL, RELATED PROGRAMS SITUATION OUTPUTS What we invest Time Money Partners Equipment Facilities INPUTS ELEMENTS OF LOGIC MODEL ACTIVITIES PARTICIPATION
WHY Focus on and be accountable for what matters Provides a common language across stakeholders Makes assumptions explicit Promotes communication
HOW 1. What is the current situation that we intend to impact? 2. What will it look like when we achieve the desired situation or outcome? 3. What behaviours need to change for that outcome to be achieved? BUILDING A LOGIC MAP
HOW 4. What knowledge or skills do people need before behaviour will change? 5. What activities need to be performed to cause the necessary learning? 6. What resources will be required to achieve the desired outcome? BUILDING A LOGIC MAP
HOW NEEDS ASSESSMENT What are the characteristics, needs, priorities of target population? What are potential barriers or facilitators? What is most appropriate? EVALUATION
HOW PROCESS EVALUATION How is program implemented? Fidelity of implementation? Are activities delivered as intended? Are participants being reached as intended? What are participants’ reactions? EVALUATION
HOW OUTCOME EVALUATION To what extent are desired changes occurring? For whom? Is the program making a difference? What seems to work? Not work? What are unintended outcomes? EVALUATION
REFERENCE McCawley P.F. The Logic Model for Program Planning and Evaluation CIS 1097 1-5
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