Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement: An Introduction to Practice / Edition 2
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Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement: An Introduction to Practice / Edition 2

by James C. McDavid, Irene Huse, Laura R. L. Ingleson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412978319

ISBN-13: 9781412978316

Pub. Date: 10/25/2012

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement: An Introduction to Practice, Second Edition offers an accessible, practical introduction to program evaluation and performance measurement for public and non-profit organizations, and has been extensively updated since the first edition. Using examples, it covers topics in a detailed fashion, making it a useful

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Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement: An Introduction to Practice, Second Edition offers an accessible, practical introduction to program evaluation and performance measurement for public and non-profit organizations, and has been extensively updated since the first edition. Using examples, it covers topics in a detailed fashion, making it a useful guide for students as well as practitioners who are participating in program evaluations or constructing and implementing performance measurement systems. Authors James C. Mc David, Irene Huse, and Laura R. L. Hawthorn guide readers through conducting quantitative and qualitative program evaluations, needs assessments, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses, as well as constructing, implementing and using performance measurement systems. The importance of professional judgment is highlighted throughout the book as an intrinsic feature of evaluation practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412978316
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/25/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
345,712
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Key Concepts and Issues in Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement
2. Understanding and Applying Program Logic Models
3. Research Designs for Program Evaluations
4. Measurement for Program Evaluation and Performance Monitoring
5. Applying Qualitative Evaluation Methods
6. Needs Assessments for Program Development and Adjustment
7. Concepts and Issues in Economic Evaluation
8. Performance Measurement as an Approach to Evaluation
9. Design and Implementation of Performance Measurement Systems
10. Using Performance Measurement for Accountability and Performance Improvement
11. Program Evaluation and Program Management: Joining Theory and Practice
12. The Nature and Practice of Professional Judgment in Program Evaluation
Glossary
Index
About the Authors

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