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    Program Evaluation

    ISBN-10: 0023462469
    ISBN-13: 9780023462467
    Author(s): M. E. Gredler
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    Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 374
    Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.694
    Language: English

    Introducion to Evaluation
    The birth of program evaluation
    Evaluation catapults into national prominence
    Evaluation searches for direction
    Defining program evaluation
    The Evaluation Reality
    Early Beliefs
    Implementation issues
    Measurement outcomes
    Design issues
    Nature of decision making
    Overview of the text
    Utilitarian Perspectives
    The provus discrepancy model
    The CIPP perspective
    Stake's countenance model
    Scriven's goal-free perspective
    Intuitionist/Pluralist Perspectives
    The judicial and adversary models
    Eisner's educational connoisseurship and criticism perspective
    Stake's responsive evaluation perspective
    Illuminative evaluation
    Tools for Evaluation
    Methods for Obtaining Group Input
    The focus group interview
    The nominal group technique
    The delphi technique
    The opinion survey
    Indicators of Academic Achievement
    The birth of norm-referenced measurement
    The emergence of criterion-referenced measurement
    Norm-referenced assessment
    Criterion- referenced assessment
    Other data sources
    Alternative Methods of Assessment: Performance Assessment
    General characteristics of alternative assessment
    Issues in designing and using performance assessments
    Potential roles in program evaluation
    Alternative Methods of Assessment: Portfolio Assessment
    Types of portfolios
    Issues in portfolio assessment
    Assessing Affective Characteristics
    Categories of affective characteristics
    Measurement of interests and attitudes
    Other methods of determining attitudes and interests
    Assessing values and belief systems
    Qualitative Methods of Inquiry
    The nature of qualitative inquiry
    Participant observation
    Nonparticipant observation
    Interviews and other methods
    Data quality control
    Qualitative methods in evaluation
    Development of the Evaluation Plan and Implementation of the Evaluation
    Negotiation of the Evaluation Contract
    Preliminary tasks
    Types of contracts
    Context of the evaluation
    Conduct of the evaluation
    Technical specifications
    Guidelines for contract negotiations
    Development of the Program Definition
    The functions of a program definition
    Components of a program definition
    Role of the evaluator
    Guidelines for developing a program definition
    Developing the Evaluation Framework
    Developing the evaluation questions
    Selecting the design and methods
    Developing a management plan
    Guidelines for development of an evaluation framework
    Documentation of Program Implementation
    Factors influencing implementation
    Selecting an evaluation perspective
    Allocation of Resources
    Guidelines for documentation of program implementation
    Data Analysis and Interpretation
    Qualitative data analysis
    Quantitative data analysis
    Guidelines for conducting data analysis
    Communication of Evaluation Events

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