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Author Posavac, Emil J.

Title Program evaluation : methods and case studies / Emil J. Posavac
Edition Eighth edition
Published Boston : Prentice Hall, [2011]


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Description xvi, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Program evaluation: an overview -- 2. Planning an evaluation -- 3. Developing and using a theory of the program -- 4. Developing measures of implementation and outcomes -- 5. Ethics in program evaluation -- 6. The assessment of need -- 7. Monitoring the implementation and the operation of programs -- 8. Qualitative evaluation methods -- 9. Outcome evaluations with one group -- 10. Quasi-experimental approaches to outcome evaluation -- 11. Using experiements to evaluate programs -- 12. Analyses of costs and outcomes -- 13. Evaluation reports : interpreting and communicating findings -- 14. How to encourage utilzation
Summary For upper-level undergraduate/ graduate-level courses in Program Evaluation, Program Planning, Program Administration, and Public Administration.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
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Previous ed.: Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-310) and indexes
Subject Evaluation research (Social action programs) -- United States.
Evaluation Studies as Topic.
Program Evaluation.
Social Sciences.
United States.
United States.
Genre/Form Case Reports.
LC no. 2010012524
ISBN 0205804977 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780205804979 (hbk. : alk. paper)