Program Evaluation: Methods and Case Studies

Hardcover | July 4, 2010

byEmil PosavacEditorEmil Posavac

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Comprehensive yet accessible, this text provides a practical introduction to the skills, attitudes, and methods required to assess the worth and value of human services offered in public and private organizations in a wide range of fields. Students are introduced to the need for such activities, the methods for carrying out evaluations, and the essential steps in organizing findings into reports. The text focuses on the work of people who are closely associated with the service to be evaluated, and is designed to help program planners, developers, and evaluators to work with program staff members who might be threatened by program evaluation.

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Comprehensive yet accessible, this text provides a practical introduction to the skills, attitudes, and methods required to assess the worth and value of human services offered in public and private organizations in a wide range of fields. Students are introduced to the need for such activities, the methods for carrying out evaluations...

Emil J. Posavac is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago where he served as director of the Applied Social Psychology Graduate Program and chairman of the Psychology Department. He has published over sixty papers and chapters, edited or co-edited six volumes on program evaluation and applied social psychology...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1 inPublished:July 4, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205804977

ISBN - 13:9780205804979

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Table of Contents

1. Program Evaluation: An Overview  2. Planning an Evaluation 3. Developing and Using a Theory of the Program  4. Developing Measures of Implementation and Outcomes  5. Ethics in Program Evaluation  6. The Assessment of Need  7. Monitoring the Implementation and Operation of Programs  8. Qualitative Evaluation Methods  9. Outcome Evaluations with One Group 10. Quasi-Experimental Approaches to Outcome Evaluation  11. Using Experiments to Evaluate Programs 12. Analyses of Costs and Outcomes  13. Evaluation Reports: Interpreting and Communicating Findings