Program Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis Seminar

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

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 assess 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:

  • Approaches to program evaluation
  • Program theory
  • Needs Assessment
  • Logic models
  • Program Evaluation designs
  • Measuring outcomes
  • Methods used in program evaluation, analysis, and reporting
  • Cost-effectiveness vs. cost-benefit analysis
  • Cost-benefit analysis

Spring Camp: February 6 – 8, 2020
Atlanta, GA – Embassy Suites

FAQ –  Hotel Booking
$1,295 Faculty/Professional or $945 Student/Post-Doc

Payment Options

This Camp Is Now Closed


SEMINAR BEGINS – 9AM February 6, 2020

Address: 3285 Peachtree Road NE. Atlanta, GA 30305

Hotel Reservations: Follow link above or call the reservations team at 404-266-4828. Group rate has expired, you will need to book a room at the standard rate.

Room Start date: February 5, 2020
Room End date: February 9, 2020

Scheduled Social Event: 5:30 – 7:30pm in the Mezzanine area at the Embassy Suites Buckhead on 2/06/20 for all attendees. Please wear your Stats Camp name badges to claim your free drink ticket.

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

Seminar fee includes all materials, downloads, software access, training, refreshments and access to a recorded video of seminar:

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


The three-day training institute on Program Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis is an intensive short seminar on the principles and practice of program evaluation, cost-effectiveness, and cost-benefit analysis. Participants will learn program evaluation contexts, purposes and techniques of evaluating social programs. In addition, they will engage in Evaluation designs, methods of measuring program outcomes, data collection techniques, analysis, reporting and uses of results of program evaluations to effect impact ranging from individual lessons to nationwide multi-year projects. In addition, the course will pay special emphasis on evaluation requirements of federally funded programs. Further, the course will introduce foundations of Cost-Effective, Cost-Benefit Analysis as they relate to social programs.

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


ThursdayFebruary 6, 2020
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
1:30-3:00Developing a program evaluation plan- Formulating Evaluation Questions and Stakeholder engagement
3:00 -3:15Snack and refreshment break
3:15-5:00Needs Assessment, process evaluation, and outcome evaluation
FridayFebruary 7, 2020
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
1:30-3:00Methods in Program Evaluation/Reporting: How to write and present program evaluation results
3:00 -3:15Snack and refreshment break
3:15-5:00How to present results to program stakeholders
SaturdayFebruary 8, 2020
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
1:30-3:00Program implementation and Fidelity: How to assess program impacts from program activities
3:00 -3:15Snack and Refreshment Break
3:15-5:00One-on-one consultations with instructor

Instructor: Mwarumba Mwavita Ph.D.

Dr. Mwarumba Mwavita is an Associate Professor in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics (REMS) and Founding Director of the Center for Educational Research and Evaluation (CERE) at Oklahoma State University. He teaches  graduate courses in Multiple Regression, Multivariate,  Mediation and Moderation , Multilevel and Program Evaluation and Cost Benefit analysis. His research focus is in the application of GLM methods in investigating  education policy, equity, and access in addition to STEM education. As the director CERE he plans and conduct program evaluation for funded projects.

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