FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAM EVALUATION

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Foundations Of Program Evaluation

Author : William R. Shadish
ISBN : 0803953011
Genre : Social Science
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Now in paperback, this volume summarizes, compares and contrasts the work of seven major theorists of programme evaluation. The authors develop a conceptual framework against which specific criteria of certain theories can be tested. They present the theoretical and practical advice of the theorists and critiques of their work. The conclusion summarizes the areas of agreement and disagreement between these influential theorists and offers directions for a new theory of programme evaluation.
Category: Social Science

Program Evaluation For Social Workers

Author : Richard M. Grinnell Jr
ISBN : 9780190227326
Genre : Social Science
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Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive text once again provides beginning social work students and practitioners with a proven, time-tested approach to help them understand and appreciate how to use basic evaluation techniques within their individual cases (case-level) and the programs where they work (program-level). As with the previous six editions, this text is eminently approachable, accessible, straightforward, and most importantly, practical.
Category: Social Science

Program Evaluation In Practice

Author : Dean T. Spaulding
ISBN : 9781118450208
Genre : Education
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An updated guide to the core concepts of program evaluation This updated edition of Program Evaluation in Practice covers the core concepts of program evaluation and uses case studies to touch on real-world issues that arise when conducting an evaluation project. This important resource is filled with illustrative examples written in accessible terms and provides a wide variety of evaluation projects that can be used for discussion, analysis, and reflection. The book addresses foundations and theories of evaluation, tools and methods for collecting data, writing of reports, and the sharing of findings. The discussion questions and class activities at the end of each chapter are designed to help process the information in that chapter and to integrate the information from the other chapters, thus facilitating the learning process. As useful for students as it is for evaluators in training, Program Evaluation in Practice is a must-have text for those aspiring to be effective evaluators. Includes expanded discussion of basic theories and approaches to program evaluation Features a new chapter on objective-based evaluation and a new section on ethics in program evaluation Provides more detailed information and in-depth description for each case, including evaluation approaches, fresh references, new readings, and the new Joint Committee Standards for Evaluation
Category: Education

Program Evaluation An Introduction

Author : David Royse
ISBN : 9780495601661
Genre : Social Science
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Praised by instructors and students alike, PROGRAM EVALUATION: AN INTRODUCTION helps your students evaluate services and programs that they will encounter in their professional practice. In the process of learning evaluation techniques and skills, students will become proficient at critically analyzing evaluation studies conducted by others. The authors present and simplify all the essentials needed for a critical appreciation of evaluation issues and methodology. The authors clear writing style and clear presentation of concepts, as well as the text’s hands-on and applied focus, will guide students on how to gather evidence and demonstrate that their interventions and programs are effective in improving clients lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

Handbook Of Program Evaluation For Social Work And Health Professionals

Author : Michael J. Smith
ISBN : 9780195158434
Genre : Social Science
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By integrating both evaluation and research methods and assuming no previous knowledge of research, this book makes an excellent reference for professionals working in social work and health settings who are now being called upon to conduct or supervise program evaluation and may need a refresher on research methods.
Category: Social Science

Evaluation Foundations Revisited

Author : Thomas Schwandt
ISBN : 9780804795722
Genre : Business & Economics
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Evaluation examines policies and programs across every arena of human endeavor, from efforts to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS to programs that drive national science policy. Relying on a vast array of methods, from qualitative interviewing to econometrics, it is a "transdiscipline," as opposed to a formal area of academic study. Accounting for these challenges, Evaluation Foundations Revisited offers an introduction for those seeking to better understand evaluation as a professional field. While the acquisition of methods and methodologies to meet the needs of certain projects is important, the foundation of evaluative practice rests on understanding complex issues to balance. Evaluation Foundations Revisited is an invitation to examine the intellectual, practical, and philosophical nexus that lies at the heart of evaluation. Thomas A. Schwandt shows how to critically engage with the assumptions that underlie how evaluators define and position their work, as well as how they argue for the usefulness of evaluation in society. He looks at issues such as the role of theory, how notions of value and valuing are understood, how evidence is used, how evaluation is related to politics, and what comprises scientific integrity. By coming to better understand the foundations of evaluation, readers will develop what Schwandt terms "a life of the mind of practice," which enables evaluators to draw on a more holistic view to develop reasoned arguments and well fitted techniques.
Category: Business & Economics

Program Evaluation Theory And Practice

Author : Donna M. Mertens
ISBN : 9781462503261
Genre : Social Science
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This engaging text takes an evenhanded approach to major theoretical paradigms in evaluation and builds a bridge from them to evaluation practice. Featuring helpful checklists, procedural steps, provocative questions that invite readers to explore their own theoretical assumptions, and practical exercises, the book provides concrete guidance for conducting large- and small-scale evaluations. Numerous sample studies—many with reflective commentary from the evaluators—reveal the process through which an evaluator incorporates a paradigm into an actual research project. The book shows how theory informs methodological choices (the specifics of planning, implementing, and using evaluations). It offers balanced coverage of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. Useful pedagogical features include: *Examples of large- and small-scale evaluations from multiple disciplines. *Beginning-of-chapter reflection questions that set the stage for the material covered. *"Extending your thinking" questions and practical activities that help readers apply particular theoretical paradigms in their own evaluation projects. *Relevant Web links, including pathways to more details about sampling, data collection, and analysis. *Boxes offering a closer look at key evaluation concepts and additional studies. *Checklists for readers to determine if they have followed recommended practice.
Category: Social Science

Foundations Of Empowerment Evaluation

Author : David M. Fetterman
ISBN : 080395669X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Employing both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, empowerment evaluation is the use of evaluation concepts, techniques, and findings to foster improvement and self-determination. David M. Fetterman explores its background and theory and goes on to present the three steps of empowerment evaluation: establishing a mission statement about a program; taking stock; and charting a course for the future, while using case studies to highlight these steps in practice. Foundations of Empowerment Evaluation also covers standards for using EE; caveats and concerns; how to distinguish EE from other approaches, using the Internet as a tool and finally looks at the strengths, limitations, and conditions of empowerment evaluation.
Category: Business & Economics

Foundations And Evaluation

Author : Marc T. Braverman
ISBN : 9780787975968
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Gathered together in this unique book on evaluation and effective foundation practice are the experienced-based perspectives and measured insights of both seasoned practitioners and key philanthropic thought leaders. Foundations and Evaluation is a substantial think piece for grantmakers of any size." —Dorothy S. Ridings, president and CEO, Council on Foundations "Foundations and Evaluation explores the intersection between organizational effectiveness and evaluation and demonstrates the need for commitment to evaluation throughout the foundation. . . . A good read for both newcomers to evaluation and those with more experience, written by some of the most highly respected leaders in the field." —Kathleen P. Enright, executive director, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Category: Business & Economics

Evaluation Thesaurus

Author : Michael Scriven
ISBN : 0803943644
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Written by one of the leading figures in evaluation, Evaluation Thesaurus is the perfect alternative to the lengthy, expensive evaluation encyclopaedias and the all-too-brief glossaries at the end of evaluation texts. This edition includes recent work in personnel evaluation and its relevance to programme evaluation, fresh material on evaluation of scientific theories, contemporary ways to extend objective testing beyond multiple choice items without speed loss of correcting, and the most modern uses of computers in evaluation, analyses of assessment, focus groups and quality circles.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines