Evaluation of Statistics for Action Final Report

September 15th, 2008 | EVALUATION

This is the summative evaluation of Statistics for Action (SfA). The mixed-methods evaluation included both process (project implementation) and impact (project effectiveness) assessments. It was posited a cascade-like impact of SfA, in which new materials would be developed by TERC staff; a host of environmental organizations would be trained to utilize them with grass roots community groups; and these groups would then incorporate SfA into their ongoing environmental campaigns. Ultimately, it was theorized, the public messaging around environmental issues would be strengthened by SfA’s materials and by the systematic approach of incorporating numbers and statistics into environmental action campaigns. This report describes methodologies used and presents major findings. The evaluation included baseline and follow up survey's and focus groups, which can be found in the appendix of this report.



Team Members

Arbor Consulting Partners, Author
Margaret Connors, Evaluator, Arbor Consulting Partners
Mindy Fried, Evaluator, Arbor Consulting Partners
Madeleine Taylor, Evaluator, Arbor Consulting Partners


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0812954
Funding Amount: 1965674

Related URLs

Statistics for Action


Audience: Adults | Evaluators
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Mathematics
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Media and Technology | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media