Eval Workshop

Evaluation Workshop

Upcoming Events

Do you work in evaluation or related applied/community-engaged research?

Join a kick-off “birds of a feather” gathering on May 18!

This will be a relatively informal event for those working in these areas at Duke. We will learn a bit more about each other, about each other’s work, and brainstorm on any specific offerings/activities this community would value. This can be a first step towards creating a community of practice for those who work in these areas.

When?: May 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (you can hang out ‘til 11:00 if you’re really having fun!)

Where?: Chesterfield Building, 5th floor; 701 Main St. in downtown Durham (specific room will be shared later). Parking is free in the Brightleaf Lot at the corner of Duke and Main Streets.

RSVP? This is event is free, but we would like a heads-up on who’s coming. RSVP at this link


Our efforts are focused on university and health system partners, initiatives, and entities, as well as external community partners and community initiatives. We work with Duke faculty, staff and programs, students, and community partners.

Areas of Focus and Expertise

We provide varied partnership and services around the themes of applied research, evaluation, and community-engaged research partnership. Areas of focus include:

  • Applied research and evaluation design and planning;
  • Logic model and theory of change development;
  • Data collection, measurement, data management, and analysis, drawing on a variety of quantitative and qualitative data collection (e.g., survey, interview, focus group) and analysis processes;
  • Collaborative and community-engaged research processes, particularly where aligned with evaluation; and
  • Communication of results and learnings in various forms, including for key stakeholders, academic, and applied audiences. 

Main Activities

Across these arenas, our work addresses three main activities:

  1. We foster the development and implementation of evaluation and responsive/community-engaged research projects. This involves collaborative partnership with initiatives, interventions, and researchers to develop and implement evaluation, assessment, and related applied research. This includes collaboration in project implementation, as well as collaboration in writing proposals for funding, particularly where our evaluation or research background would contribute to a strengthened  program or study design or learning. We prioritize collaborative partnerships where the expertise and context of all parties contribute to project development and learning.
    See examples of prior projects.
    If you are interested in considering a partnership, please contact us by email or through this short meeting request form.
  2. We support and implement capacity-building and education in evaluation and responsive/community-engaged research efforts. We utilize formal and curricular learning opportunities, consultation, and coaching to inform others’ practice and build others’ capacity and knowledge in evaluation and research, including collaborative and community-engaged research. This includes consultations, workshops, courses, and internships.
    You may reach out for more information.
    Duke affiliates can request a consultation.
    Community affiliates can request a consultation.
  3. We seek to support and build advances and applications of evaluation and related applied and community-responsive research. This burgeoning area, building on our project practice and education/capacity-building areas, will contribute to general knowledge in applied research and evaluation.