«Servicio Comunitario». Evaluation methodology and final results
To systematise the data obtained from the evaluation of the Community Service programme and to provide a methodological guide to the evaluation system.
During the last three editions of the Community Service project, we have been able to achieve significant results that not only help to address the challenges of nightlife in Spain, but also make a substantial contribution to scientific knowledge and the implementation of effective prevention strategies. The application of a systematic and quantitative evaluation has provided promising indications of the potential effectiveness of our programme. This finding underlines the importance of further deepening the evaluation process.
The data collected provides a rich and diverse source of information. We conducted four waves of nightlife surveys, reaching approximately 400 people per year per city, for a total of 3200 surveys. In addition, we conducted on-site mystery shopper evaluations in 14 venues per city over three years. To enrich our data, we collected updated information on hospital and police indicators from various sources, such as the DGT, the Crime Statistics System, INE, the Generalitat of València’s Department of Health and the Aragon Government’s Directorate General of Public Health, among others.
The systematisation and comprehensive analysis of these data in a single document provides the scientific community with a complete and comprehensible overview of the methodological process used to process and analyse the data. It also provides insights into underlying patterns, relationships and meanings.
Finally, we have developed a detailed methodological guide for the evaluation of multicomponent programmes in the nightlife sector, enriching the evaluation tools available in Spanish. This guide provides information on the different methods and techniques used during the evaluation process, making it easier for other practitioners to replicate the programme in their own geographical areas.
Community service, systematisation of results, evaluation, potential effectiveness of the programme, scientific evidence, methodological guide, multicomponent programmes, harm prevention.