Evaluation: A Systematic Approach / Edition 7

Evaluation: A Systematic Approach / Edition 7

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0761908943
ISBN-13:
9780761908944
Pub. Date:
10/14/2003
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
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Overview

Evaluation: A Systematic Approach / Edition 7

Since Peter H. Rossi, Mark W. Lipsey, and Howard E. Freeman first published Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, more than 90,000 readers have considered it the premier text on how to design, implement, and appraise social programs through evaluation. In this, the completely revised Seventh Edition, authors Rossi and Lipsey include the latest techniques and approaches to evaluation as well as guidelines to tailor evaluations to fit programs and social contexts.

With decades of hands-on experience conducting evaluations, the authors provide scores of examples to help students understand how evaluators deal with various critical issues. They include a glossary of key terms and concepts, making this the most comprehensive and authoritative evaluation text available.

Thoroughly revised, the Seventh Edition now includes

* Substantially more attention to outcome measurement

* Lengthy discussions of program theory, including a section about detecting program effects and interpreting their practical significance

* An augmented and updated discussion of major evaluation designs

* A detailed exposition of meta-analysis as an approach to the synthesis of evaluation studies

* Alternative approaches to evaluation

* Examples of successful evaluations

* Discussions of the political and social contexts of evaluation

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761908944
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/14/2003
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 236,136
Product dimensions: 7.37(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
1. An Overview of Program Evaluation
2. Tailoring Evaluations
3. Identifying Issues and Formulating Questions
4. Assessing the Need for a Program
5. Expressing and Assessing Program Theory
6. Assessing and Monitoring Program Process
7. Measuring and Monitoring Program Outcomes
8. Assessing Program Impact: Randomized Field Experiments
9. Assessing Program Impact: Alternative Designs
10. Detecting, Interpreting, and Analyzing Program Effects
11. Measuring Efficiency
12. The Social Context of Evaluation
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading this text, I felt as though I had just pulled an all-nighter. Then I realized that it wasn't my brain that was fuzzy, it was the text! This book reads like a rough draft (ok, maybe a second draft), with repetititous thoughts in a seemingly random scramble on the pages. This book could have easily been cut to half it's current length with no loss of information. If you must buy this book, you may want to stick to the definitions and the chapter summaries. My apologies to the authors for this review.