This guide is based on information collected during delivery of the course Evaluation Training for Physical Activity Practitioners. The course was a virtual training in evaluation for people working in the physical activity sector (in areas such as sport, recreation, health promotion) across Canada. It was developed and delivered in 2021 and 2022 by Clare Levin, Research Power Inc. Partner, on behalf of the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (CFLRI) with funding from the Government of Canada.
Among many other evaluation topics, the course covered potential challenges in evaluation, and how these challenges could be prevented or resolved if they occur. Course participants identified possible challenges and then worked together to brainstorm solutions. The results of these discussions have been compiled into a guide to challenges and solutions in evaluation.