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Program Evaluation An Introduction

ISBN-10: 083041536X
ISBN-13: 9780830415366
Edition: 3rd 2001
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Description: Praised by instructors and students alike, PROGRAM EVALUATION: AN INTRODUCTION helps your students evaluate services and programs using scientifically credible research tools. In the process of learning these evaluation techniques and skills, they  More...

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Book details

List price: $78.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/2/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Praised by instructors and students alike, PROGRAM EVALUATION: AN INTRODUCTION helps your students evaluate services and programs using scientifically credible research tools. In the process of learning these evaluation techniques and skills, they will also become proficient at critically analyzing evaluation studies conducted by others. The authors present and simplify all the essentials needed for a critical appreciation of evaluation issues and methodology. From this text, students will learn how to gather evidence and demonstrate that their interventions and programs are effective in improving clients' lives. This text is known for its student-friendly writing style and clear presentation of concepts, as well as its hands-on and applied focus.

David Royse has spent 17 years writing about Florida, 15 of them focusing on public policy, politics and the Legislature, first for The Associated Press and then as the founding executive editor of the News Service of Florida. During that time, he covered government, including more than 15 legislative sessions and the administrations of four governors, and political stories, including the deadlocked presidential election of 2000 and every legislative election for more than a decade. Royse has also worked for the AP in Miami and Louisville, Ky., as well as for newspapers and radio stations. A native of Louisville and a graduate of The College of Wooster in Ohio, he has a master's degree in journalism from The University of Missouri.

Preface
Introductionp. 1
Ethical Issues in Program Evaluationp. 30
Needs Assessmentp. 51
Qualitative Methods in Evaluationp. 82
Formative and Process Evaluationp. 108
Single System Research Designsp. 150
Goal Attainment Scalingp. 181
Client Satisfactionp. 191
Group Research Designsp. 213
Cost-Effectiveness and Cost Analysis Designsp. 249
Measurement Tools and Strategiesp. 264
Illustrations of Instrumentsp. 296
Pragmatic Issuesp. 324
Making Sense of Evaluation Datap. 344
Writing Evaluation Proposals, Reports, and Journal Articlesp. 374
Indexp. 397
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