Have you implemented a new way of working and want to know if it has been effective? Introducing the Policing Evaluation Toolkit: A guide to testing interventions
Do you want be able to answer the following questions?
If so, the Policing Evaluation Toolkit may be of use to you.The Evaluation Toolkit contains practical guidance which brings together evaluation design and implementation strategies. These can be used by practitioners and researchers to ensure evaluations are designed in such a way that strong statements of causal impact can be made. The Toolkit can assist practitioners and researchers by providing a framework for testing whether an intervention is effective or not, and assessing the strength of the impact. This evidence can then assist decision-makers in understanding which practices work and which ones don't, which can help to inform decisions about the deployment of resources.
So, what's in the Evaluation Toolkit?The Toolkit is made up of the following sections:
Levin Wheller, co-author of the Toolkit
"The College gets a lots of queries about undertaking effective evaluation, and many requests for support and advice from across the service. The evaluation toolkit adds to the existing online support we offer and provides practical guidance to help officers and staff test the impact of their work. We hope it will be a useful tool to support practitioners who want to help develop the growing evidence base in policing"The Toolkit is available on the following page of the What Works site. http://whatworks.college.police.uk/Support/Pages/Evaluation-Toolkit.aspx Feedback on the product can be provided by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.