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Title Review of Disability and Rehabilitation Research : NIDRR Grantmaking Processes and Products / Committee on the External Evaluation of NIDRR and Its Grantees ; Jeanne C. Rivard, Mary Ellen O'Connell, and David H. Wegman, editors ; Board on Human-Systems Integration, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (358 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction -- Evaluation scope and methods -- NIDRR's priority-setting processes -- NIDRR's peer review processes -- Grant management -- Summative evaluation
Summary "The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) is the principal federal agency supporting applied research, training, and development to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. NIDRR's mission is to generate new knowledge and promote its effective use in improving the ability of persons with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community, as well as to expand society's capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for its citizens with disabilities. NIDRR prides itself on being proactive in establishing program performance measures and developing accountability data systems to track the progress of its grantees. An electronic annual reporting system is used to collect data from grantees on many aspects of grant operation and outputs. Various formative and summative evaluation approaches have been used to assess the quality of the performance and results of the agency's research portfolio and its grantees. Prompted by the need to provide more data on its program results, in 2009 NIDRR requested that the National Research Council (NRC) conduct an external evaluation of some of the agency's key processes and assess the quality of outputs produced by NIDRR grantees (National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2009a). Review of Disability and Rehabilitation Research presents the results of that evaluation"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from resource home page (National Academies Press, viewed Mar. 27, 2012)
Subject National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (U.S.)
Outcome assessment (Medical care) -- United States.
People with disabilities -- Research -- United States -- Evaluation.
Rehabilitation -- Research -- United States -- Evaluation.
Research grants -- United States -- Evaluation.
Evaluation Studies as Topic.
Financing, Government -- standards.
Health Services Research -- standards.
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Program Evaluation.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author O'Connell, Mary Ellen.
Rivard, Jeanne Catherine.
Wegman, David H.
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the External Evaluation of NIDRR and Its Grantees.
ISBN 0309222303 (electronic bk.)
9780309222303 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles NIDRR grantmaking processes and products