The evaluation of the AMHE Collaborative is comprised of two parts:
a) Meta-evaluation of the Collaborative QI programme
The meta-evaluation provides data on the collaborative overall. The three objectives of the meta-evaluation are:
- To describe the organisations involved in the AMHE QI collaborative, including descriptions of
- To describe the aims, primary drivers and change ideas tested across the collaborative
- To evaluate the implementation, impact and success of the AMHE QI collaborative model, specifically:
- What factors contributed to the success of the programme?
- What were the challenges of the AMHE QI collaborative model?
- Are there commonalities among teams that saw success and teams that did not?
- What new approaches were used? How did any new approaches contribute to success?
b) Sub-team-specific outcome measurement
The sub-team outcome measurement will look at the individual outcomes achieved by sub-teams, including:
- Improvement initiatives employed
- Success/failure of initiatives and change ideas
- Factors contributing to success/failure
- The characterisation of the organisations involved in the AMHE QI collaborative will be conducted using descriptive analysis
- The description of the aims developed and the change ideas tested will be performed using content analysis
- A range of quantitative and qualitative methods will be used to evaluate the implementation, impact and success of the AMHE QI Model including the use of:
- The Normalisation Measure Development (NoMAD) questionnaire
- The Model for Understanding Success in Quality (MUSIQ) tool
- Focus groups