The ABCs of Evaluation: Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers / Edition 3

The ABCs of Evaluation: Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers / Edition 3

by John Boulmetis, Phyllis Dutwin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 047087354X

ISBN-13: 9780470873540

Pub. Date: 10/25/2011

Publisher: Wiley

Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of bestselling The ABCs of Evaluation offers an introduction to program evaluation. This comprehensive textbook covers topics such as stakeholder relationships, program design, data collection and analysis, reporting results, and other important steps in the evaluation process. The ABCs of Evaluation shows how to

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of bestselling The ABCs of Evaluation offers an introduction to program evaluation. This comprehensive textbook covers topics such as stakeholder relationships, program design, data collection and analysis, reporting results, and other important steps in the evaluation process. The ABCs of Evaluation shows how to select participants for the evaluation and how to deal with multiple goals and objectives—including those of the organization, the staff, and the client. The authors illustrate the circumstances under which each evaluation model can be used, and offer tips on identifying data sources and collecting the data. This revision includes substantially increased coverage of theory, methodological approaches, the business of evaluation, the evaluator's role and responsibilities, RFPs and the grants process, logic models, data analysis, and writing the evaluation report. Also included are new cases and scenarios from various evaluation realms in social sciences, education, health, and human services. Throughout the book, charts, graphs, models, and lists help organize, extend, and facilitate the understanding of each evaluation concept.

Praise for the Previous Edition of The ABCs of Evaluation

"A useful general overview of the evaluation process. I would recommend it to program or project managers wanting to know more about the process of evaluation." —American Journal of Evaluation

"All students (and practitioners) should have this in their library; they will use it frequently." —Patricia McGee, PhD, associate professor, University of Texas, San Antonio

Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/Boulmetis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470873540
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Series:
CourseSmart Series, #46
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
188,818
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Prefacevii
The Authorsxv
1What Is Evaluation?1
2Why Evaluate?22
3Decision Making: Whom to Involve, How, and Why36
4Starting Point: The Evaluator's Program Description57
5Choosing an Evaluation Model80
6Data Sources98
7Data Analysis119
8Is It Evaluation or Is It Research?136
9Writing the Evaluation Report151
10Evaluation as a Business167
Appendix AMore on Data Analysis187
Appendix BSample Evaluation Report197
Appendix CSample Evaluation Contract225
References231
Index233

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