Various Evaluation Roles: The CSU STEM Center staff develop and implement evaluations tailored to meet your specific needs at any project stage. Different roles we may take on include the following or any combination of the following:
Evaluation Methods: STEM Center evaluations include the use the of both rich, qualitative method (such as descriptions of program activities) and varied quantitative methods as appropriate to each project. If program impact is to be assessed, we also develop and implement experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation designs. Examples of data that may be collected during the course of an evaluation include observations, individual and group interviews, surveys, logs and journals, artifacts, and tests/assessments. Our evaluations are developed using current evaluation frameworks documented in the evaluation literature.
STEM Research and Education Expertise: CSU STEM evaluators have experience in both science research and STEM education, allowing us to serve as advisors on project development while maintaining enough distance to provide objective feedback within the evaluations themselves. Part of this process includes listening to your needs, offering alternative perspectives, directing you toward key literature, and encouraging a collaborative relationship.