Evaluation Research - Theories and Methods - SIMM29

7,5 credits


Train both your practical and theoretical skills

This course will give you hands on practice in how to develop an evaluation and how and why it is important to ground an evaluation theoretically. It will also give an overview of the different theoretically and methodological approaches there are within the broad field of evaluation research. This will give you good tools to critically assess evaluation research and the result of an evaluation, useful in a future professional context. As a student, you will have the opportunity to participate in lectures giving an overview of the context of evaluation, theory as well as experience from the practice, seminars and workshops where you will train both your practical and theoretical skills in relation to performing and assessing evaluations.

Online course platform

This course uses Canvas as the online course platform. The course platform will be opened one week before the course begins to all students who were accepted. Here you will be able to access literature, assignments, announcements, as well as participate in discussions and communicate with teachers. 


The course schedule can be found under the course information on the right. Please note that the final version of the schedule will be made available four weeks before the course begins, and changes may occur until that point. A more detailed schedule will be available on the course platform on Canvas.

Excerpts from student evaluations

“From this class, I truly have the knowledge about qualitative and quantitative approaches…the course outcomes (allowed) me to understand …evaluation approaches, for instance formative-summative, process-outcome and so on”

“As a whole, I enjoyed the course a great deal. The range of topics, theories and methods discussed related to evaluation were made enjoyable by well-conducted lectures and excellent literature.”

Course Coordinator

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John Woodlock
Doctoral student, Sociology of Law

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