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Through the use of specific examples to illustrate evaluation research goals and methods, this book provides readers with an overview of the science and politics of evaluation research that is comprehensive in the topics covered, but selective in the details discussed. The Second Edition includes coverage of meta-analysis, selection models and instrumental variables. In addition, the authors have expanded their sections of the analysis of data, evaluation when the units of analysis are entire organizations or political jurisdictions, and comparisons between evaluation research and other fields.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Richard A. Berk
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 1999
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761917659

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This volume reports on innovative, useful evaluation work conducted within U.S. college foreign language programs. Each case is reported by program-internal educators, who walk readers through critical steps, from identifying evaluation uses, users, and questions, to designing methods, interpreting findings, and taking actions.

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Genre: Education
Author: John Marvin Norris
Publisher: Natl Foreign Lg Resource Ctr
Release: 2009
File: 229 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780980045932

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Program Evaluation: Embedding Evaluation into Program Design and Development provides an in-depth examination of the foundations, methods, and relevant issues in the field of evaluation. With an emphasis on an embedded approach, where evaluation is an explicit part of a program that leads to the refinement of the program, students will learn how to conduct effective evaluations that foster continual improvement and enable data-based decision making. This book provides students with both the theoretical understanding and the practical tools to conduct effective evaluations while being rigorous enough for experienced evaluators looking to expand their approach to evaluation. Susan P. Giancola’s clear language and presentation style make the book’s concepts accessible, and opportunities for self-review and application offer ample practice.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Susan P. Giancola
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2020-01-03
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781506357461

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This book guides evaluators in planning a comprehensive, yet practical, program evaluation—from start to design—within any context, in an accessible manner.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Marc A. Zimmerman
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2009
File: 170 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781412967754

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Evaluating with the Regression-Discontinuity approach has been used mainly within the context of compensatory education. Yet this approach is one of the strongest methodological alternatives to randomized experiments for accurately studying the effects of social programmes. Trochim thoroughly examines the Regression-Discontinuity approach as an applied research technique -- its design, its application, and its strengths -- and concludes that the Research-Discontinuity approach is most useful when attempting to make compatible the political and social goals of allocating scarce resources in education, medicine, or in awarding scholarships.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: William M. K. Trochim
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Release: 1984-05-01
File: 271 Pages
ISBN-13: 0803920377

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This book is the product of 30 years of experience with program evalua tion. During this time, both service recipients and educational and social programs have experienced major cultural and political shifts in service delivery philosophy, including a focus on quality, mainstreaming, deinsti tutionalization, community inclusion, and an emphasis on measurable outcomes. Recently stakeholders of these programs have demanded more than just the provision of service, forcing program administrators to evalu ate their programs' effectiveness and efficiency. The "era of accoun tability" is here, and my major goal in writing this book is to help current and future program administrators understand that they need to look beyond simply the provision of service. Indeed, they need to be competent in outcome-based evaluation, which I define as a type of program evaluation that uses valued and objective person-referenced outcomes to analyze a program's effectiveness, impact or benefit-cost. By design, this book can be read from the perspective of a consumer or producer of outcome-based evaluation. As a consumer, the reader will be introduced to the various techniques used in outcome-based evaluation and how to interpret data from outcome-based evaluation analyses. As a producer, the reader will be instructed in how to do outcome-based evalu ation analyses, along with how to use and act on their results. For both the consumer and producer, two questions should guide the use of outcome based evaluation.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Robert L. Schalock
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2013-03-09
File: 242 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781475723991

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The goal of Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems (SHES) education is to prepare students to facilitate social learning in communities that builds knowledge of, capacity for, and commitment to sustainability to facilitate the emergence of sustainable societies. The SHES approach to sustainability education relies on complexity-based systems thinking that transcends disciplinary boundaries. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the SHES approach, including its rationale and theoretical foundation, its pedagogy and practical applications in curricula, and ways to support the approach through institutional administration. This book will be of great interest to academics and students of education, environmental sciences and studies, sustainability and sustainable development, natural resource management, conservation, environmental policy, environmental planning, and related fields in higher education. Educators can use this book as a guide to SHES pedagogy, curriculum design, sustainability, environmental studies, sustainable development, and sustainable well-being. Administrators will find the book useful in establishing, evaluating, staffing, and promoting programs based on the SHES approach.

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Genre: Education
Author: Will Focht
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2018-09-19
File: 268 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351171588

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First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre: Education
Author: Joyce N. French
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release: 1992
File: 484 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780824048433

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This book offers a straightforward, practical introduction to evaluation for beginners and practitioners. It shows how to identify appropriate forms and approaches, using an original framework. The authors examine the role of evaluation in program development, and offer techniques for involving stakeholders in the planning process and for disseminating the evaluation findings. They use references to recent research and international examples.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: John M Owen
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 1999-04-05
File: 312 Pages
ISBN-13: 076196178X

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Documents practices in the evaluation of gifted programs and on investigating the factors which make evaluation more useful to the decision-maker. Explores the validity of the assertions made in the literature about evaluations of programs for the gifted, analyzes current evaluation literature for generic guidelines for effective evaluations, and studies the utility of evaluations of programs for the gifted with the intent of providing more specific guidelines for decision makes in the construction of evaluation designs, implementation of the evaluation process, and utilization of evaluation results. Includes "Guidelines for Evaluating Gifted Programs" .

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Genre: Education
Author: Carolyn M. Callahan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release: 2000
File: 139 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780788188251

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