Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation / Edition 2by Joseph S. Wholey
Pub. Date: 05/31/2004
The second edition of Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation offers managers, analysts, consultants, and educators in government, nonprofit, and private institutions a valuable resource that outlines efficient and economical methods for assessing program results and identifying ways to improve program performance. The Handbook has been/i>/i>
The second edition of Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation offers managers, analysts, consultants, and educators in government, nonprofit, and private institutions a valuable resource that outlines efficient and economical methods for assessing program results and identifying ways to improve program performance. The Handbook has been thoroughly revised. Many new chapters have been prepared for this edition, including chapters on logic modeling and on evaluation applications for small nonprofit organizations. The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation is a comprehensive resource on evaluation, covering both in-depth program evaluations and performance monitoring. It presents evaluation methods that will be useful at all levels of government and in nonprofit organizations.
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Table of ContentsMeeting the Need for Practical Evaluation Approaches: An Introduction.
EVALUATION DESIGN: QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES.
Assessing the Feasibility and Usefulness of Evaluation (J. Wholey).
Designing and Using Process Evaluation (M. Scheirer).
Using Qualitative Approaches (S. Caudle).
Outcome Monitoring (D. Affholter).
Constructing Natural "Experiments" (D. Rog).
Convincing Quasi-Experiments: The Interrupted Time Series and Regression-Discontinuity Designs (R. Marcantonio & T. Cook).
Ethical and Practical Randomized Field Experiments (M. Dennis).
Synthesizing Evaluation Findings (D. Cordray & R. Fischer).
PRACTICAL DATA COLLECTION PROCEDURES.
Use of Ratings by Trained Observers (J. Greiner).
Designing and Conducting Surveys (T. Miller).
The Systematic Use of Expert Judgment (H. Averch).
Acting for the Sake of Research: The Use Role-Playing in Evaluation (M. Turner & W. Zimmermann).
How to Use Focus Groups (D. Dean).
Managing Field Data Collection from Start to Finish (D. Nightingale & S. Rossman).
Collecting Data from Agency Records (H. Hatry).
PRACTICAL DATA ANALYSIS.
Using Statistics Appropriately (K. Newcomer).
Using Regression Models to Estimate Program Effects (C. Reichardt & C. Bormann).
Benefit-Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation (J. Kee).
PLANNING AND MANAGING EVALUATION FOR MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS.
Making Evaluation Units Effective (E. Chelimsky).
Managing Evaluation Projects Step by Step (J. Bell).
Evaluators as Change Agents (R. Sonnichsen).
Making A Splash: Reporting Evaluation Results Effectively (M. Hendricks).
Maximizing the Use of Evaluation Results (R.Carter).
Conclusion: Improving Evaluation Activities and Results.
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