Our Approach

Preferred Program Evaluations makes every effort to meet our clients' needs by tailoring services to the project under consideration.  Our staff is prepared to offer input and guidance from the conception of a project during the proposal writing stage through its implementation and close-out or expansion.

We are interested in ensuring the success of each project in addition to the measurement of its effectiveness.  While our approach is thorough and scientific, it remains inclusive, purposeful, and economical.  The merit of our evaluations results from a systematic approach: continuous data collection, interpretation, and adjustment, consistent with well-established principles.[1]

The staff of Preferred Program Evaluations has earned a reputation of working closely with each client to complete both a process and outcome evaluation, when appropriate.  We draw upon the methodology most suitable for a given project and provide elements critical to a successful evaluation within the confines of the project’s size and scope. 

[1] Westat, J. F. 2002.  The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation.  National Science Foundation.  NSF 02-057.  Available online: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02057/start.htm.