Practical Program Evaluation

ISBN-10: 0787967130
ISBN-13: 9780787967130
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/2/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.970
Language: English

The second edition of Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation offers managers, analysts, consultants, and educators in government, nonprofit, and private institutions a valuable resource that outlines efficient and economical methods for assessing program results and identifying ways to improve program performance. The Handbook has been thoroughly revised. Many new chapters have been prepared for this edition, including chapters on logic modeling and on evaluation applications for small nonprofit organizations. The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation is a comprehensive resource on evaluation, covering both in-depth program evaluations and performance monitoring. It presents evaluation methods that will be useful at all levels of government and in nonprofit organizations.

Figures, Tables, and Exhibits
Preface
The Editors
The Contributors
Meeting the Need for Practical Evaluation Approaches: An Introduction
Designing Performance Monitoring Systems and Evaluation Studies
Using Logic Models
Evaluability Assessment
Implementation Evaluation
Performance Monitoring
Quasi-Experimentation
Using Randomized Experiments
Meta-Analysis, Systematic Reviews, and Research Syntheses
Practical Data Collection Procedures
Trained Observer Ratings
Using Surveys
Using Expert Judgment
Role Playing
Using Focus Groups
Collecting Data in the Field
Using Agency Records
Analyzing Evaluation Data
Qualitative Data Analysis
Using Statistics in Evaluation
Using Regression Analysis
Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit Analysis
Getting Evaluation Results Used
Pitfalls of Evaluation
Managing Evaluation Projects
Writing for Impact
Using Organizational Report Cards
The Use of Evaluation by Nonprofit Organizations
Other Issues and Trends in Evaluation
Name Index
Subject Index

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