Evaluation Glossary

Operationalize

To define a concept in a way that can be measured. In evaluation research, to translate program inputs, outputs, objectives, and goals into specific measurable variables.

Source

US Environmental Protection Agency. (2007). Program Evaluation Glossary. Office of the Administrator/Office of Policy/Office of Strategic Environmental Management/Evaluation Support Division.

Related Terms

Indicator
Key Performance Indicators
Measure (noun)
Metrics
Operational Definition
Outcome Indicator
Performance Criteria
Performance Indicator