Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation


  • Release: 2012-07-18
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 312 page
  • ISBN: 9781446275672
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This book offers a straightforward, practical introduction to evaluation for beginners and practitioners. It shows how to identify appropriate forms and approaches, using an original framework. The authors examine the role of evaluation in program development, and offer techniques for involving stakeholders in the planning process and for disseminating the evaluation findings. They use references to recent research and international examples.

Foundations of Program Evaluation

Foundations of Program Evaluation


  • Release: 1991
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 529 page
  • ISBN: 0803953011
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Foundations of Program Evaluation heralds a thorough exploration of the field of program evaluation--looking back on its origins. By summarizing, comparing, and contrasting the work of seven major theorists of program evaluation, this book provides an important perspective on the current state of evaluation theory and provides suggestions for ways of improving its practice. Beginning in Chapter Two, the authors develop a conceptual framework to analyze how successfully each theory meets the specific criteria of its framework. Each subsequent chapter is devoted to the presentation of the theoretical and practical advice of a significant theorist--Michael Scriven, Donald Campbell, Carol Weiss, Joseph Wholey, Robert Stake, Lee Cronbach, and Peter Rossi.

Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation


  • Release: 2020-01-03
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 432 page
  • ISBN: 9781506357461
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Program Evaluation: Embedding Evaluation into Program Design and Development provides an in-depth examination of the foundations, methods, and relevant issues in the field of evaluation. With an emphasis on an embedded approach, where evaluation is an explicit part of a program that leads to the refinement of the program, students will learn how to conduct effective evaluations that foster continual improvement and enable data-based decision making. This book provides students with both the theoretical understanding and the practical tools to conduct effective evaluations while being rigorous enough for experienced evaluators looking to expand their approach to evaluation. Susan P. Giancola’s clear language and presentation style make the book’s concepts accessible, and opportunities for self-review and application offer ample practice.

Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation


  • Release: 1997
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 305 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015061474451
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Posavac and Carey provide a comprehensive, but accessible, introduction to the field of program evaluation. By adopting a flexible philosophy of evaluation, the authors demonstrate how program evaluation can be applied to answer a wide variety of questions in many different settings. Enjoying widespread acceptance, Program Evaluation includes case studies of completed program evaluations and sketches of the careers of program evaluators to help readers develop an appreciation of the applicability of evaluation methods. By viewing program evaluation as a formalization of something that people do all the time and, indeed, find essential, the implicit threat of evaluation is reduced by the authors' approach. Posavac and Carey stress the importance of working with representatives of all groups affected by the program, whether they be program staff or managers, recipients, or people providing financial or moral support. The Improvement-Focused Model of Evaluation can be used to include many people in the evaluation process. The authors show that the application of program evaluation serves to contribute to making society more effective, just, and healthy.

The Program Evaluation Standards

The Program Evaluation Standards


  • Release: 2010-07-29
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 334 page
  • ISBN: 9781412986564
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Including a new section on evaluation accountability, this Third Edition details 30 standards which give advice to those interested in planning, implementing and using program evaluations.

Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement

Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement


  • Release: 2018-10-16
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 568 page
  • ISBN: 9781506337074
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Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement offers a conceptual and practical introduction to program evaluation and performance measurement for public and non-profit organizations. James C. McDavid, Irene Huse, and Laura R.L. Hawthorn discuss topics in a detailed fashion, making it a useful guide for practitioners who are constructing and implementing performance measurement systems, as well as for students. Woven into the chapters is the performance management cycle in organizations, which includes: strategic planning and resource allocation; program and policy design; implementation and management; and the assessment and reporting of results. The Third Edition has been revised to highlight and integrate the current economic, political, and socio-demographic context within which evaluators are expected to work, and includes new exemplars including the evaluation of body-worn police cameras.

Practical Program Evaluation

Practical Program Evaluation


  • Release: 2014-10-06
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 464 page
  • ISBN: 9781412992305
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Within his discussion of the various evaluation types, Huey T. Chen details a range of evaluation approaches suitable for use across a program's life cycle. At the core of program evaluation is its body of concepts, theories, and methods. This revised edition provides an overview of these, and includes expanded coverage of both introductory and more cutting-edge techniques within six new chapters. Illustrated throughout with real-world examples that bring the material to life, the Second Edition provides many new tools to enrich the evaluator's toolbox. New to this edition: A new comprehensive evaluation typology in Chapter 2 helps readers systematically identify stakeholders' needs and select the evaluation options best suited to those needs. A new Part V, Advanced Issues in Program Evaluation, includes three new chapters that help readers understand challenging issues and innovative approaches, and enhance their competencies in applying them. Coverage of cutting-edge evaluation perspectives and approaches, including the Action Model/Change Model Schema, helps readers think "outside the box." New chapters introduce the innovative holistic effectuality approach as an alternative to the traditional experimentation evaluation approach for conducting real-world outcome evaluation and expand the scope of evaluation from effectuality to viability and transferability. A new Chapter 14 explores the relative strengths and limitations of formal theories versus stakeholder theories. A new Chapter 15 compares two approaches to evaluation and dissemination: the top-down approach versus the bottom-up approach. The more complex evaluation theories presented in later chapters are presented in accessible language and illustrated with interesting real-world examples.

Public Program Evaluation

Public Program Evaluation


  • Release: 2016-07-08
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 9781315497884
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First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Utilization Focused Evaluation

Utilization Focused Evaluation


  • Release: 1986
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 368 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015040493556
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The second edition of Patton's classic text retains the practical advice of the original. It shows how to conduct an evaluation in a way that will be useful -- and actually used. Patton has included new stories, new examples, new research findings, and more of his evaluation humour. He adds to the original book's insights into the changes in evaluation during the past decade and incorporates recent research on utilization.

Program Evaluation  An Introduction

Program Evaluation An Introduction


  • Release: 2009-03-12
  • Publisher: Nelson Education
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 416 page
  • ISBN: 9781111783235
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Praised by instructors and students alike, PROGRAM EVALUATION: AN INTRODUCTION helps your students evaluate services and programs that they will encounter in their professional practice. In the process of learning evaluation techniques and skills, students will become proficient at critically analyzing evaluation studies conducted by others. The authors present and simplify all the essentials needed for a critical appreciation of evaluation issues and methodology. The authors clear writing style and clear presentation of concepts, as well as the text’s hands-on and applied focus, will guide students on how to gather evidence and demonstrate that their interventions and programs are effective in improving clients lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.