The participation of adult service users, including older people, in developing social care

Review - Evaluation checklist

There are many different models of evaluation. However, in the context of evaluating participation, they would usually include the following:

Who should undertake the evaluation?

External evaluators are thought to offer greater independence and may have greater expertise but there may be issues of ownership in terms of implementing their findings.

Internal evaluators are part of the organisation that is being evaluated. They have insider knowledge and are more likely to be in a position to implement their findings but they may be seen as more subjective. (Patton, 2001).