📒 Program Evaluation by Emil J. Posavac

Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781317350729
Copyright Year : 2015-07-22
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Comprehensive yet accessible, this text provides a practical introduction to the skills, attitudes, and methods required to assess the worth and value of human services offered in public and private organizations in a wide range of fields. Students are introduced to the need for such activities, the methods for carrying out evaluations, and the essential steps in organizing findings into reports. The text focuses on the work of people who are closely associated with the service to be evaluated, and is designed to help program planners, developers, and evaluators to work with program staff members who might be threatened by program evaluation.

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Genre : Political Science
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN_10 : 0761917659
Copyright Year : 1999
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Through the use of specific examples to illustrate evaluation research goals and methods, this book provides readers with an overview of the science and politics of evaluation research that is comprehensive in the topics covered, but selective in the details discussed. TheSecond Editionincludes coverage of meta-analysis, selection models and instrumental variables. In addition, the authors have expanded their sections of the analysis of data, evaluation when the units of analysis are entire organizations or political jurisdictions, and comparisons between evaluation research and other fields.

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Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781351611534
Copyright Year : 2019-05-21
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Practical Approaches to Applied Research and Program Evaluation for Helping Professionals is a comprehensive textbook that presents master’s-level counseling students with the skills and knowledge they need to successfully evaluate the effectiveness of mental health services and programs. Each chapter, aligned with 2016 Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards, guides counseling students through study design and evaluation fundamentals that will help them understand existing research and develop studies to best assess their own applied research questions. Readers will learn the basics of research concepts as applied to evaluative tasks, the art of matching evaluative methods to questions, specific considerations for practice-based evaluative tasks, and practical statistical options matched to practice-based tasks. Readers can also turn to the book’s companion website to access worksheets for practitioner and student planning exercises, spreadsheets with formulas for basic data analysis, a sample database, PowerPoint outlines , and discussion questions and activities aligned to each chapter.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : SAGE Publications
ISBN_10 : 9781483376363
Copyright Year : 2015-09-16
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Reflecting the latest developments in the field, The Practice of Health Program Evaluation, Second Edition provides readers with effective methods for evaluating health programs, policies, and health care systems, offering expert guidance for collaborating with stakeholders involved in the process. Author David Grembowski explores evaluation as a three-act play: Act I shows evaluators how to work with decision makers and other groups to identify the questions they want answered; Act II covers selecting appropriate evaluation designs and methods to answer the questions and reveal insights about the program’s impacts, cost-effectiveness, and implementation; and Act III discusses making use of the findings. Packed with relevant examples and detailed explanations, the book offers a step-by-step approach that fully prepares readers to apply research methods in the practice of health program evaluation.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Guilford Press
ISBN_10 : 9781462503261
Copyright Year : 2012-03-01
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This book has been replaced by Program Evaluation Theory and Practice, Second Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-3275-9.

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Genre : Education
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN_10 : 9780190609108
Copyright Year : 2018-03
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Given the current climate of results-driven accountability, school-based professionals have a significant contribution to make in improving the impact of programs and initiatives through the application of program evaluation methods and tools to inform decision making within a multi-tier system of supports framework. And yet there is currently a dearth of practical resources dedicated to developing school psychologists' competencies in program evaluation. Advancing Evidence-Based Practice through Program Evaluation will meet the needs of school psychologists and other school-based professionals seeking to use program evaluation approaches to enhance data-based decision making and accountability at a program and systems-level. This practical guide provides the most cutting-edge evaluation frameworks, methods, and tools available, with particular emphasis on the rapidly-developing areas of implementation research, evidence-based professional learning, and innovative approaches to communicating evaluation findings. The book will support school professionals in daily practice by enhancing and extending their knowledge and skills in measurement, assessment, consultation for systems change and the use of evidence-based interventions for academic and social/behavioral concerns, with a focus on evaluating the implementation and outcomes of school-based programs. The book will also facilitate the professional development of those currently engaged in graduate preparation programs in education, educational leadership, school counseling, and school social work, as well as the university faculty who guide their professional preparation. Finally, school professionals may also use Advancing Evidence-Based Practice through Program Evaluation to develop their professional competencies in implementing new initiatives funded by grants with clear expectations for program evaluation.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN_10 : 0803953011
Copyright Year : 1991
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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.

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📒 Program Evaluation by John M Owen

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN_10 : 9781446275672
Copyright Year : 1999-01-27
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This book offers a straightforward, practical introduction to evaluation for beginners and practitioners. It shows how to identify appropriate forms and approaches, using an original framework. The authors examine the role of evaluation in program development, and offer techniques for involving stakeholders in the planning process and for disseminating the evaluation findings. They use references to recent research and international examples.

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Genre : Political Science
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN_10 : 0803959362
Copyright Year : 1995-09-07
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Successful in the first edition for its integration of multiple regression with evaluation design and for its systematic ways to select the proper goals for single - and multiple- outcome evaluations, this new edition is more helpful than ever. Impact Analysis for Program Evaluation, Second Edition has been revised to cover new issues and to further clarify the concepts used in impact analysis. It offers expanded coverage and explanation of quasi-experiments, a new section on the theory of impact analysis, updated information on the use of qualitative research for impact analysis, and expanded coverage of significance testing for program evaluation. It also includes an explanation of why the comparative-change design (i.e., Campbell and Stanley's "nonequivalent control group" design) is better than an ex post facto design from the standpoint of causal inference.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : SAGE Publications
ISBN_10 : 9781412992312
Copyright Year : 2014-09-19
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The Second Edition of Practical Program Evaluation shows readers how to systematically identify stakeholders’ needs in order to select the evaluation options best suited to meet those needs. Within his discussion of the various evaluation types, Huey T. Chen details a range of evaluation approaches suitable for use across a program’s life cycle. At the core of program evaluation is its body of concepts, theories, and methods. This revised edition provides an overview of these, and includes expanded coverage of both introductory and more cutting-edge techniques within six new chapters. Illustrated throughout with real-world examples that bring the material to life, the Second Edition provides many new tools to enrich the evaluator’s toolbox. “In this eminently readable book, Chen presents a strong matrix framework for conceptualizing a full range of evaluation strategies and approaches… The writing is exceptionally clear, accessible to novice evaluators, and, because it is fair-minded and principled, of relevance to seasoned evaluators as well.” —Jennifer Greene, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Professor Chen's Second Edition of Practical Program Evaluation sets a new standard for providing a variety of systematic frameworks for conducting high quality program evaluations. The readers will come away with a detailed understanding of both conventional and cutting-edge approaches. It is a must-read for practicing program evaluators, evaluation scholars, and students of evaluation." —Stewart I. Donaldson, Claremont Graduate University "Chen brings decades of evaluation and experience to this new edition. He continues his innovative and pragmatic thinking about evaluation, including identifying, constructing, and testing theories that can work in practice. Dr. Chen shows how to blend formative and summative evaluation, process and outcome evaluation, theory and action, and much more.” —R. Burke Johnson, University of South Alabama “Dr. Chen’s latest effort offers evaluators a thoughtful expansion on the topics addressed in Practical Program Evaluation (2005) in terms of program theory, logic modeling, and his evaluation typology. New chapters gleaned from the field reveal solution sets for overcoming challenges in a variety of contexts while still balancing scientific and stakeholder needs. This new work provides a solid foundation for the further development of an evaluator’s acumen.” —Gregg M. Gascon, Ohio State University “Chen has the best conceptual framework, and the quality of his writing and analysis are superb. He takes the reader through the essential steps in evaluation, with particularly valuable treatment of stakeholder involvement.” —Mario A. Rivera, University of New Mexico

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