Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, Measurement and Evaluation / Edition 1

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Volume Three of the Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace focuses on Measurement and Evaluation and represents an invaluable addition to the literature that supports the field and practice of Instructional Systems Design.

With contributions from leading national scholars and practitioners, this volume is filled with information on time-tested theories, leading-edge research, developments, and applications and provides a comprehensive review of the most pertinent information available on critical topics, including: Measuring and Evaluating Learning and Performance, Designing Evaluation, Qualitative and Quantitative Performance Measurements, Evidence-based Performance Measurements, Analyzing Data, Planning Performance Measurement and Evaluation, Strategies for Implementation, Business Evaluation Strategy, Measurement and Evaluation in Non-Profit Sectors, among many others. It also contains illustrative case studies and performance support tools.

Sponsored by International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), the Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, three-volume reference, covers three core areas of interest including Instructional Design and Training Delivery, Selecting and Implementing Performance Interventions, and Measurement and Evaluation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470190678
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/9/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


James L. Moseley is an associate professor of Instructional Technology at Wayne State University, College of Education. He teaches program evaluation and human performance technology and directs doctoral dissertations. He is co-author of five books, three of which have won ISPI Awards for Excellence in Instructional Communication. He is a frequent contributor to Pfeiffer/Wiley publications including the Pfeiffer Annuals. He has won numerous awards for teaching and mentoring and frequently consults with business, industry, and health care on program evaluation and human performance. His new area of interest focuses on older worker and older learner issues.

Joan Conway Dessinger is a consultant, writer, editor, and an adjunct faculty member in the Wayne State University Instructional Technology program. She founded The Lake Group, a performance improvement consulting firm. She is the co-author of five books, three of which have won ISPI Awards for Excellence in Instructional Communication. She is a contributor to Distance Training and Sustaining Distance Training, both (Jossey-Bass), the Handbook of Human Performance Technology; and the 2007 Pfeiffer Annual (Pfeiffer).

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Table of Contents

List of Case Studies, Exhibits, Figures, Performance Support Tools, and Tables xiii

Introduction to Volume Three xvii

Acknowledgements xxv


1 Measurement, Evaluation, and Research: Feedback for Decision Making 3

Carl Binder

2 Measurement and Evaluation in the Workplace 25
Lori G. Bosteder, Darlene Russ-Eft

3 Unleashing the Positive Power of Measurement in the Workplace 43
Dean R. Spitzer

4 Relating Training to Business Performance: The Case for a Business Evaluation Strategy 59
William J Tarnacki II, Eileen R. Banchoff

5 Success Case Methodology in Measurement and Evaluation 76
Anne M. Apking, Tim Mooney


6 Needs Assessment: A Lighthouse Beacon 97
Catherine M. Sleezer, Darlene Russ-Eft

7 The Impact Evaluation Process 113
Ingrid J. Guerra-López

8 Full-Scope Evaluation: Do You “Really Oughta, Wanna”? 128
Joan C. Dessinger, James L. Moseley

9 How to Use Kirkpatrick's Taxonomy Effectively in the Workplace 142
Richard B. Pearlstein

10 Ethical Considerations in Performance Measurement 161
David L. Solomon


11 Performance-Based Evaluation: Tools, Techniques, and Tips 179
Judith A. Hale

12 Testing Strategies: Verifying Capability to Perform 200
Peter R. Hybert

13 The Business of Program Evaluation: ROI 219
Patti P. Phillips, Jack J. Phillips

14 Integrated Evaluation: Improving Performance Improvement 240
Nancy B. Hastings

15 Using Evaluation Results to Improve Human Performance Technology Projects 256
Carol K. Diroff


16 Understanding Context: Evaluation and Measurement in Not-for-Profit Sectors 275
Dale C. Brandenburg

17 Using New Technology to Create a User-Friendly Evaluation Process 296
William J. Rothwell, Anita Pane Whiteford

18 New Kids on the Block: Evaluation in Practice 314
Debra M. Smith

19 Expanding Scope of Evaluation in Today's Organizations 339
Darlene Russ-Eft

20 The Changing Role of Evaluators and Evaluation 354
Roger Chevalier

About the Editors 375

About the Contributors 377

Name Index 388

Subject Index 393

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