D4.1 Evaluation and Validation Strategy
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Deliverable 4.1 outlines an evaluation and validation strategy, including key elements of both the
process and the tools to carry out the evaluation and validation tasks.
The strategy as it refers to the evaluation process, considers the following aspects:
● Format analysis (which recommendation formats suit project topics and main audiences)
● Approach to further feedback (collected from stakeholder peer groups)
● Approach to corrective action (activated after reviewing preliminary results)
The strategy as it refers to the evaluation substance, considers the following tools:
● Gap analysis (recommendations according to relevance for each specific stakeholder group)
● Skills match (how recommendations map best onto internal project and stakeholder
expertise, considered from WP2 stakeholder categories)
● Impact maximisation (how recommendations map best onto prime dissemination outlets)
Since this WP aims to, eventually, provide a prioritised list of recommendations, the proposed strategy considers individual stakeholders’ perspectives as well as collective perspectives of selected groups of stakeholders. These perspectives aim to provide insight into the ethical and human rights implications of using SIS as presented through WP3 recommendations. According to the strategy,
evaluation will make use of focus groups as a means to provide an in-depth understanding of the recommendations by engaging a variety of opinions in this process. This process will further provide useful feedback and means for corrective action if necessary. Moreover, the strategy as it refers to the validation of the evaluation process and findings, considers the following elements:
● Definition of targets (determine the accuracy of the recommendations for stakeholders)
● Measurement (evaluate this accuracy by exploring the adequacy of collected evidence)
● Quality control (consider process monitoring and quality assurance throughout)
Within the validation process, the strategy provides guidelines for T4.3 towards prioritising a set of recommendations for the responsible development of SIS.