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Developing an Outcome Evaluation Framework for play@home

By Tom Mercer, A Fisher and Jane Hislop

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Background: This report explores the feasibility of and rationale for the design of an\ud Outcome Evaluation Framework aimed at assessing the impact of the play@home\ud scheme on the scheme’s four main objectives: physical activity, movement skills,\ud cognitive/language development, and parent-child bonding. The project was conducted in\ud two interlocking phases. The first phase of “research” involved a scoping and review of\ud the outcome evaluation literature alongside direct consultation with stakeholders\ud (implementers, play@home coordinators) about current levels of outcome evaluation\ud practice in the schemes. The second phase comprised the production of a draft “best\ud practice” outcome evaluation framework, in conjunction with the expert judgements of\ud measurement domain-specific outcome evaluation experts, the views of stakeholders\ud and the advice of a Health Sciences statistician, experienced in the evaluation of\ud complex intervention

Publisher: Queen Margaret University
OAI identifier: oai:eresearch.qmu.ac.uk:636

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