Within the evaluation, we apply the following procedures:

Information about the individual procedures can be found on their pages.

 

Delphi Method

The Delphi method is a subjective-intuitive method, which is based primarily on expert estimates, future trends and forecasts for future development. Delphi, however, is also used to identify priorities, to assess the possible scenarios of future developments and to estimate the potential impact of individual measures, whose implementation is being considered. Delphi is widely applied among others in ex-ante evaluations.

The Delphi method is based on multi-round, moderated, indirect communication and correspondence between our agency and the individual survey participants (experts). The indirect form of communication means that individual participants (carefully selected experts) do not communicate with each other (due to anonymity); they are only in contact with the moderator. He formulates and distributes the issues and then collects and summarizes the responses received. In the next round participants are given a request for correction or confirmation of their own default opinion, the addition of any arguments or objections, etc. The process of communicating with experts can be done in many rounds, but there are commonly three to four rounds; participants are always provided at least one opportunity to amend or supplement their initial responses. The key characteristics of this method is the anonymity of experts (to ensure equality and impartiality of views / expert estimates); several rounds involving participants who respond to the anonymously expressed opinions of other experts, which usually leads to a gradual convergence of estimates; corresponding communication method, when experts are allowed sufficient time (usually within a few days to formulate and send their written opinions) to the moderator. In-depth interviews are rarely carried out instead of corresponding communication.

File experts usually includes several dozen individuals; their choice is determined by the goals of the research, but the effort is primarily in the actual investigation by experts, active in the field. The professional competence of participants is an important prerequisite for the inclusion of survey participants.

Auto-evaluation

Auto-evaluation is a systematic assessment of achievements according to predetermined criteria and indicators. It provides feedback on the quality and the level of achievements in relation to the projected targets.

A typical feature of auto-evaluation is process orientation. It is always executed by the internal staff of an organization. All goals are set inside. Another equally important feature of auto-evaluation is the maximum knowledge of the environment in which the auto-evaluation is conducted. Unfortunately, this fact leads to potential biases, as all the actors are personally involved and affected by environmental relationships.

Auto-evaluation focuses on the problems that the organization perceives as the most serious. It identifies the causes and consequently proposes solutions.

 

Evaluation Visits

This observation method is a planned objective monitoring of pre-defined events, which allows an organization to capture the activities of subjects that are directly available to the senses. In-situ evaluations are based on pre-defined criteria is that monitors the actual behavior of individuals or groups of people in real-world conditions. Observation is usually used in combination with other methods of data collection. Observation is particularly suitable for determining the frequency of individual tasks / activities or the behavior of individuals in real or simulated conditions.

 

 

 

Peer-review

SWOT synthesis

Benchmarking

Contribution analysis

Systems approach

Multicriteria analysis (MCA)

Social impact analysis

 

 

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