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Developing questionnaires

Questionnaires are the most commonly used evaluation tools. However, experiences show varied results. Use creative questionnaires when you need to evaluate many elements of the training, e.g., content, facilitators, venue, etc. Appropriate graphics can increase interest.

Daily feedback sheets, asking for minimal information as the workshop progresses, enable facilitators to make appropriate adjustments. Evaluations intended for the entire workshop can combine rating scales, boxes and blank lines for responses (see example).

In WESAMAR program in the Philippines, evaluators use rating scales with even numbers. This is because there is a tendency for participants to opt for a mid-point to avoid hurting the feelings of facilitators.

Note

The attached samples are just guides, adjustments may be necessary to satisfy your requirements.

Workshop Evaluation Sheet

Workshop:

Name:

(optional)

Date:

Venue:

1. Content

Not useful

Partly useful

Mostly useful

Very useful

2. Duration

Much too short

A bit too short

A bit too long

Much too long

3. Learning environment

Unpleasant

Sometimes unpleasant

Pleasant

Very pleasant

4. My learning was facilitated by...

5. My learning was hindered by...

6. How will you use what you have learned?

7. What are your difficulties (include fears) in applying what you hove learned...

Any other comment...

Over all I feel...





The above sample is widely used in WESAMAR-sponsored workshops in the Philippines and has been effective, especially when participants have been told beforehand that their comments are essential to help improve the workshops for the future.