Program Evaluation in Practice: Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis

Program Evaluation in Practice: Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis

by Dean T. Spaulding
     
 

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The second edition of Program Evaluation in Practice offers guidance for new and would-be evaluators. It uses real-world examples, explained in writing clear enough so that learners gain a great deal of helpful information while not being overwhelmed, thanks to manageable chapter lengths. The text contains theories, models, and approaches to program evaluation as

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The second edition of Program Evaluation in Practice offers guidance for new and would-be evaluators. It uses real-world examples, explained in writing clear enough so that learners gain a great deal of helpful information while not being overwhelmed, thanks to manageable chapter lengths. The text contains theories, models, and approaches to program evaluation as well as discussion questions and class activities to help students to further process the information and integrate the information. While focused on education, the book is also useful for other programs cover program evaluation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118345825
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/23/2013
Series:
Research Methods for the Social Sciences Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
431,851
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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"Structurally, Spaulding's text is a smashing success. The presentation and organization of the content, which is a basic introduction to the foundations of program evaluation and the stand-alone case studies, provide optimum opportunities to support authentic learning about a diverse set of topics central to the practice of program evaluation. Spaulding developed "frameworks" to guide each case study. Consistent across cases, the framework includes information about the evaluator, the program, the evaluation plan, the summary of evaluation activities and findings, and the final thoughts. This technique provides both instructors and students the necessary scaffolding to build on students' prior knowledge to develop a fund of knowledge specific to the practice of program evaluation.

"As a junior faculty member responsible for teaching evaluation courses, I would have no way of personally accumulating the number and diversity of program evaluation examples to be used in my course of the caliber contained in this text. Moreover, as program evaluation courses increasingly become core curricula in diverse graduate programs around the world this is no trivial contribution made by Spaulding." – American Journal of Evaluation, September 2009

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Meet the Author

Dean T. Spaulding is a professional evaluator and also serves on the faculty at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York in the Department of Educational Psychology, where he teaches educational research methodology and program evaluation. He is a coauthor of Methods in Educational Research: From Theory to Practice from Jossey-Bass.

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