Program Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis Seminar

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An comprehensive 3-day Stats Camp seminar on Program Evaluation and Cost Benefit Analysis.

Overview: Trying to get that grant or contract?! You need to have a rigorous, evidence-based plan to secure that funding. Almost all non-scientific evaluations will be unawarded or quickly dismissed. You need to assesss your research project or program by conducting a rigorous evaluation of it. Fields such as sociology, psychology, education, human development, marketing, business, biology, medicine, political science, communication, governmental and nonprofit agencies, will benefit from the seminar.

Topics include:

  • Program theory
  • Needs assessment
  • Monitoring progress and measuring outcomes
  • Cost-effectiveness vs. Cost-benefit analysis
  • Time and discounting
  • Sensitivity analysis and risk analysis
  • Sem and decision tree extensions of cost-benefit analysis.

London Stats Camp: October 18 – 20, 2019
Hilton Paddington London

Enrollment is open to public, students, graduates and professionals. Save a seat today, pay later.

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Seminar Venue: Hilton Paddington London
146 Praed Street, London, W2 1EE, United Kingdom
Maps and Directions
TEL: +44-207-850-0500 FAX: +44-207-850-0600

Book your room online individually on the dates required and at best available rates online. No group code is required.


Hilton Website

Heathrow is the closest transit and there is a Heathrow Express train that goes from the airport to the Paddington station which is where the Hilton is located.

Lunch and drinks including coffee, tea, and water will be provided daily. 

Question? Please contact us for more info or visit our FAQ page.

Seminar fee includes all materials, downloads, software access, training, refreshments and access to a recorded video of seminar:
$1,295 Faculty/Professional or
$945 Student/Post-Doc


Please select from our current fall course list

Topics include:

  • Foundations of Program Evaluation and application to social program
  • Program Theory and Logic Models
  • Design of a program evaluation for funded projects
  • Program Evaluation Methods and Reporting
  • Program monitoring and program fidelity
  • Measure and analyze program outcomes

Course Audience

If you need to analyze a program or to conduct cost-effectiveness or cost-benefit analyses, this seminar is for you. You should have a good working knowledge of the principles and practice of elementary statistical inference. Participants from a variety of fields, including sociology, psychology, education, human development, marketing, business, biology, medicine, political science, communication, and governmental and nonprofit agencies, will benefit from the seminar.

Participants will receive an electronic copy of all course materials, including lecture slides, practice case studies, relevant supporting documentation, and recommended readings. Participants will also have access to a video recording of the course.

Learning Objectives

The three-day training institute on Program Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis will enable participants to:

  • Learn the foundations  of program-evaluation.
  • Learn and apply program evaluation approaches to social programs
  • Create a logic model of a program’s theory.
  • Understand how to monitor program progress and fidelity.
  • Measure and analyze program outcomes.
  • Learn and apply F=foundations of cost-benefit analysis


FridayOctober 18, 2019
9:00-9:30Welcome & Introduction
9:30- 10:45Introduction to Program Evaluation: Focusing Evaluation
10:45-11:00Snack and refreshment break
11:00-12:30Approaches to Program Evaluation: Process of program evaluation
13:30-15:00Developing a program evaluation plan- Formulating Evaluation Questions and Stakeholder engagement
15:00 -15:15Snack and refreshment break
15:15-17:00Needs Assessment, process evaluation, and outcome evaluation
17:00-19:00Social “hour” for Hilton hotel guests
SaturdayOctober 19, 2019
9:00-9:30Logic Models: How to develop and apply logic models to programs
9:30- 10:45Integration of logic models and program theory to social programs
10:45-11:00Snack and refreshment break
11:00-12:30Measuring program outcomes: Use of Control Treatment Methods and non-experimental methods
13:30-15:00Methods in Program Evaluation/Reporting: How to write and present program evaluation results
15:00 -15:15Snack and refreshment break
15:15-17:00How to present results to program stakeholders
SundayOctober 20, 2019
9:00-9:30Foundations of Economic Evaluation
9:30- 10:45Snack and Refreshment Break
10:45-11:00Cost Effective Analysis Methods- the how to conduct Cost-Effective Analysis
11:00-12:30Cost-Benefit Analysis Methods- the how to conduct Cost-Benefit Analysis
13:30-15:00Program implementation and Fidelity: How to assess program impacts from program activities
15:00 -15:15Snack and Refreshment Break
15:15-17:00One-on-one consultations with instructor

Instructor: Mwarumba Mwavita Ph.D.

Mwarumba Mwavita is the Director of the Center for Educational Research and Evaluation (CERE) at Oklahoma State University. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics (REMS) program in the School of Educational Studies (SES). He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Education at Kenyatta University, Master’s at University of Central Oklahoma, and Ph.D. in Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics from Oklahoma State University in 2005. He teaches general linear model (ANOVA, Regression, Multivariate), Mixed Models, and Program Evaluation seminars.

Learning Objectives

This comprehensive 3-day statistics training institute on the Program Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis will enable you to:

  • Gain knowledge of program evaluation approaches and how to apply them on social programs.
  • Gain knowledge of how to develop a program theory using program stakeholders and evaluation models.
  • Acquire knowledge and program evaluation skills for developing logic models for social programs.
  • Develop a clear understanding of how to measure and analyze program outcomes.
  • Acquire foundational understanding of how to conduct cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis for social programs.

Software and Computer Support

No software is required, however a knowledge of any statistical software will be useful.

Seminar Prerequisites


  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative and qualitative  research designs.
  • Understanding of intermediate statistics – ANOVA and Multiple Regression

Seminar Files

Below are links to seminar files for those who enrolled in the seminar. Please download these files onto your computer on the first day of the seminar. The files are password protected to respect the intellectual property rights of the instructors. By using your login information, you agree not to share your login information or the content protected by it.

Seminar files and downloads will be posted after the first day of class.

Why Should You Attend?

  • Get 1 on 1 Consultation With Instructor
  • Professional Networking
  • Peer Socializing
  • Collaboration
  • All Seminar Resources
  • Breakfast (Embassy guests), Lunches, & Snacks Daily