Evaluation Glossary

Evaluation Design

A plan for conducting an evaluation; e.g., data collection schedule, report schedules, questions to be addressed, analysis plan, management plan, etc. Designs may be either preordinate or emergent.


Yarbrough, D. B., Shulha, L. M., Hopson, R. K., and Caruthers, F. A. (2011). The program evaluation standards: A guide for evaluators and evaluation users (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Related Terms

Data Collection Plan
Evaluation Framework
Evaluation Matrix
Evaluation Plan