Practical Grant Writing and Program Evaluation

ISBN-10: 0534545084
ISBN-13: 9780534545086
Edition: 2003
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Description: This brief and practical text is a perfect supplement for program planning and evaluation courses. Program planning, grant writing and program evaluation are discussed, with emphasis on the inter-relationship between these components and how each  More...

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List price: $88.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

This brief and practical text is a perfect supplement for program planning and evaluation courses. Program planning, grant writing and program evaluation are discussed, with emphasis on the inter-relationship between these components and how each component emphasizes the others. Readers will learn the development and the implementation of grant proposals, program evaluation plans, data collection and analysis, and report writing.

Rationality and Reality of Program Planning and Evaluation
Defining Programs
Program Planning and Program Evaluation: Two Sides of a Coin
The Political Economy of Program Planning and Evaluation
The Technology of Program Planning and Program Evaluation
Summary
References
Planning, Evaluating, and Grant Writing
Grant and Contract
Program Planning and Grant Writing
A Simple Formula for Program Planning
Needs Assessments and Other Preplanning Considerations
Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
Quantitative and Deductive Approaches
Qualitative and Inductive Approaches
Summary
References
Grant Proposal: A Written Program Plan
Request for Proposal
Logic Model for Program Development
Writing a Grant Proposal
Abstract
Table of Contents
Specific Aims
Needs/Problem Statement
Literature Review
Target Populations
Approaches and Methods
Evaluation Plan
Agency Capacity and Project Management
Budget and Budget Justifications
Proposal Reviews
Summary
References
Developing an Evaluation Plan
Empowerment Evaluation
Purpose of Evaluation
Choosing the Empowerment Evaluation Model
The Evaluation Plan
Why Develop an Evaluation Plan?
When Should the Evaluation Plan Be Developed?
Who Should Be Involved in the Development of the Evaluation Plan?
How Should the Evaluation Plan be Designed?
Types of Evaluation Plans
Project-Wide Evaluation Plan
Objective-Oriented Evaluation Plan
Developing an Evaluation Plan that Includes Process Evaluation and Outcome Evaluation
Project-Wide Evaluation Plan
Objective-Oriented Evaluation Plan
Summary
References
The Strategies and Tools for Data Collection
Objectives Revisited
Evaluation Plan Revisited
A Guideline for Data Collection Strategies and Developing Instruments
Data Collection Strategies and Identifying Instruments
Instruments
Selecting Existing Instruments
How to Develop the Instruments
Forming the Questions
Layout Design
Pilot Testing the Instrument
Validity and Reliability
Face Validity
Content Validity
Test-Retest Reliability
Interrater Reliability
Resources for Developing Instruments
Strategies to Collect Data
Type of Data to Be Collected
Identifying Who Is to Collect the Data
Developing a Data Collection Schedule
Pilot Testing the Data Collection Process
Training for the Data Collectors
Using the Tools and Collecting the Data
Summary
References
Data Analysis and Reporting
Analyzing the Data
Deciding on the Appropriate Analysis to Conduct
Preparing for the Analysis
Basic Statistical Analysis
Levels of Measurement
Descriptive Statistics
Inferential Statistics
Analyzing Qualitative Data
Basic Steps to Content Analysis
Summarizing the Data
Reporting the Results
Planning for the Report
Types of Reporting Methods
Summary
References
Putting It Together: Model Program and Evaluation Plans
Project Healthy Families
Program Plan and Description
Program Evaluation
Process Evaluation
Outcome Evaluation
Evaluation Team
Confidentiality
Evaluation Plan for ABC Agency AmeriCorps Project
Information Management System
Process Evaluation
Outcome Evaluation
Impact Evaluation
Sampling Plan and Analysis Plan
Implementation of Evaluation
Confidentiality and Ethnical Considerations
Privacy and Confidentiality
Sample Consent Forms
References
Program Planning and Evaluation: Practical Considerations and Implications
Practical Considerations and Implications for Funding Institutions
Program Documentation
Expectations and Resources for Evaluation
Program Improvement and Empowerment Evaluation
Practical Considerations and Implications for Human Services Providers
Do Practitioners Do Planning and Evaluation?
The Needs for Informed Planning and the Inclusion of Explanatory Studies
Diversity, Social Justice and At-Risk Populations
Who Is the Boss?
Theory-Based, Objective-Guided, and Balanced Planning and Evaluation
KISS and Develop a Buy-In
Resource Issues
Summary
References
Index

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