Program Evaluation: Methods and Case Studies / Edition 8

Program Evaluation: Methods and Case Studies / Edition 8

by Emil Posavac, Raymond G. Carey
     
 

Comprehensive yet accessible, this text provides a practical introduction to the skills, attitudes, and methods required to assess the worth and value of human services offered in public and private organizations in a wide range of fields. Students are introduced to the need for such activities, the methods for carrying out evaluations, and the essential steps in

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Comprehensive yet accessible, this text provides a practical introduction to the skills, attitudes, and methods required to assess the worth and value of human services offered in public and private organizations in a wide range of fields. Students are introduced to the need for such activities, the methods for carrying out evaluations, and the essential steps in organizing findings into reports. The text focuses on the work of people who are closely associated with the service to be evaluated, and is designed to help program planners, developers, and evaluators to work with program staff members who might be threatened by program evaluation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205804979
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/26/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
137,292
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Program Evaluation: An Overview 2. Planning an Evaluation 3. Developing and Using a Theory of the Program 4. Developing Measures of Implementation and Outcomes 5. Ethics in Program Evaluation 6. The Assessment of Need 7. Monitoring the Implementation and Operation of Programs 8. Qualitative Evaluation Methods 9. Outcome Evaluations with One Group 10. Quasi-Experimental Approaches to Outcome Evaluation 11. Using Experiments to Evaluate Programs 12. Analyses of Costs and Outcomes 13. Evaluation Reports: Interpreting and Communicating Findings

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