Program Evaluation: Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines / Edition 3

Program Evaluation: Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines / Edition 3

by Jody L. Fitzpatrick, Blaine Worthen, James Sanders, Blaine R. Worthen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321077067

ISBN-13: 9780321077066

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

The most comprehensive text on program evalation, providing an overview of a wide variety of approaches to evaluation and extensive practical guidelines for how to carry out evaluation studies successfully. This text helps both students and professionals who are new to evaluation to understand how the field has evolved , what different approaches an evaluator can

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The most comprehensive text on program evalation, providing an overview of a wide variety of approaches to evaluation and extensive practical guidelines for how to carry out evaluation studies successfully. This text helps both students and professionals who are new to evaluation to understand how the field has evolved , what different approaches an evaluator can take in conducting evaluations, and how to plan and conduct an evaluation. The text makes extensive use of checklists, examples, and a comprehensive case study. Finally, throughout the book, students are introduced to current trends and controversial issues in evaluation and ways to conduct evaluations in an ethical and professional manner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321077066
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
541
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Introduction to Evaluation1
1Evaluation's Basic Purpose, Uses, and Conceptual Distinctions3
2Origins and Current Trends in Modern Program Evaluation30
Pt. 2Alternative Approaches to Program Evaluation53
3Alternative Views of Evaluation57
4Objectives-Oriented Evaluation Approaches71
5Management-Oriented Evaluation Approaches88
6Consumer-Oriented Evaluation Approaches100
7Expertise-Oriented Evaluation Approaches112
8Participant-Oriented Evaluation Approaches129
9Alternative Evaluation Approaches: A Summary and Comparative Analysis152
Pt. 3Practical Guidelines for Planning Evaluations169
Introduction of Case Study170
10Clarifying the Evaluation Request and Responsibilities173
11Setting Boundaries and Analyzing the Evaluation Context199
12Identifying and Selecting the Evaluation Questions and Criteria232
13Planning How to Conduct the Evaluation260
Pt. 4Practical Guidelines for Conducting and Using Evaluations301
14Collecting Evaluation Information: Design, Sampling, and Cost Choices303
15Collecting Evaluation Information: Data Sources and Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation334
16Reporting and Using Evaluation Information375
17Dealing with Political, Ethical, and Interpersonal Aspects of Evaluation411
18Evaluating Evaluations442
Pt. 5Emerging and Future Settings for Program Evaluation461
19Conducting Multiple-Site Evaluation Studies463
20Conducting Evaluation of Organizations' Renewal and Training in Corporate and Nonprofit Settings485
21The Future of Evaluation507
App.: Evaluation-Related Web Sites515
References519
Author Index543
Subject Index551

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