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Overview

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.

Designing & using process evaluation/outcome monitoring/use of ratings by trained observers/use of focus groups/etc.

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A comprehensive handbook for managers, administrators, and educators in government, nonprofit, and private institutions. Experts in the field of program evaluation outline methods of assessing program results and identifying ways to improve program performance. The authors explain how to create an evaluation design and how to collect and analyze data in a way that will result in low-cost and successful evaluations. Among the approaches to program evaluation explored are process evaluations, continuous monitoring of program performance, and ad hoc studies of past and present programs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555426576
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Series: Public Administration Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.29 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph S. Wholey is a professor of public administration at the University of Southern California.

Harry P. Hatry is a principal research associate and director of the Public Management Program at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.

Kathryn E. Newcomer is director of the School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University.

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Table of Contents

Meeting the need for practical evaluation approaches : an introduction
Pt. 1 Designing performance monitoring systems and evaluation studies 1
1 Using logic models 7
2 Evaluability assessment 33
3 Implementation evaluation 63
4 Performance monitoring 98
5 Quasi-experimentation 126
6 Using randomized experiments 150
7 Meta-analysis, systematic reviews, and research syntheses 176
Pt. 2 Practical data collection procedures 205
8 Trained observer ratings 211
9 Using surveys 257
10 Using expert judgment 292
11 Role playing 310
12 Using focus groups 340
13 Collecting data in the field 363
14 Using agency records 396
Pt. 3 Analyzing evaluation data 413
15 Qualitative data analysis 417
16 Using statistics in evaluation 439
17 Using regression analysis 479
18 Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis 506
Pt. 4 Getting evaluation results used 543
19 Pitfalls of evaluation 547
20 Managing evaluation projects 571
21 Writing for impact 604
22 Using organizational report cards 628
23 The use of evaluation by nonprofit organizations 649
24 Other issues and trends in evaluation 670
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