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In addition to labor, evaluation budgets also can include incentives or rewards for participants, if appropriate, and other indirect costs (e.g., postage, telephone, duplication). If you expect travel expenses for anyone involved in the evaluation, these also must be estimated. Be careful about building travel into your study, because extended travel expenses can add up quickly.

Finally, consider whether the evaluation will require any special equipment. For instance, will any standardized instruments (e.g., existing surveys and questionnaires) need to be purchased? Will tape recorders be used for data collection? Will any new data analysis or management tools need to be purchased?

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