In the first discussion, a non-experimental evaluation was used to create enlightenment on the need to prevent antibiotic resistance. The methodologies used were accurate although they fell short in delivering measurable outcomes. According to Erbay (2012), measurable outcomes should be factored in evaluation processes. As a result, this analysis would have been more accurate if better parameters were used. In the second evaluation, a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods were utilized. This initiative was intentioned to enhance the accuracy of the outcome (Fincham, 2007). In fact, the logic used was commendable and it contributed to the relevance of the information collected. Lesser time was used in the practice making the entire exercise timely and reliable.
In the third analysis, there was utilization of process and impact type evaluation. This combination enforced the methodologies used. Critically, this initiative proved to be more effective than non-experimental evaluation since it has a base for argument and a reliable outcome (Matlow & Laxer, 2006). The forth evaluation method used was outcome evaluation. This initiative encompassed the coalition of the stakeholders to define the best measures in dealing with the emerging issues (CDC, 2006). In the final analysis, formative evaluation was conducted. This initiative involves the formation of a hypotheses and the probable outcomes before the commencement of the research. McKenzie, Neiger and Thackeray (2013) argue that this initiative enhances the outcome of the research since the possible outcomes are outlined. As such, there is a lesser possibility of making errors.
Generally, the most essential evaluation method is dependent on the nature of the activity to be conducted and the parties involved. The best measures to engage are dependent on multiple variables and there is a need to evaluate a situation before implementing a specific approach.
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