Practitioner Research and Evaluation Skills Training (PREST)

This resource, Practitioner Research and Evaluation Skills Training (PREST), has been developed by the Commonwealth of Learning:

The PREST materials are designed for use by two target groups – ODL practitioners wanting self-study or reference materials and training providers looking for flexible research training resources to integrate into a variety of training contexts (e.g., face-to-face workshops, e-learning or reference materials).

Although the materials are directed towards research and evaluation in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) they should be useful resources for those working in other areas. They cover the complete process from planning research and evaluation, through collection and analysis of quantitative, qualitative and mixed data, to reporting the outcomes.