The Practice of Health Program Evaluation

The Practice of Health Program Evaluation
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Author: David Grembowski
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781483376394
Release: 2015-09-16
Editor: SAGE Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reflecting the latest developments in the field, The Practice of Health Program Evaluation, Second Edition provides readers with effective methods for evaluating health programs, policies, and health care systems, offering expert guidance for collaborating with stakeholders involved in the process. Author David Grembowski explores evaluation as a three-act play: Act I shows evaluators how to work with decision makers and other groups to identify the questions they want answered; Act II covers selecting appropriate evaluation designs and methods to answer the questions and reveal insights about the program’s impacts, cost-effectiveness, and implementation; and Act III discusses making use of the findings. Packed with relevant examples and detailed explanations, the book offers a step-by-step approach that fully prepares readers to apply research methods in the practice of health program evaluation.

Advancing Evidence Based Practice Through Program Evaluation

Advancing Evidence Based Practice Through Program Evaluation
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Author: Julie Q. Morrison,Anna L. Harms
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780190609108
Release: 2018-03
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Given the current climate of results-driven accountability, school-based professionals have a significant contribution to make in improving the impact of programs and initiatives through the application of program evaluation methods and tools to inform decision making within a multi-tier system of supports framework. And yet there is currently a dearth of practical resources dedicated to developing school psychologists' competencies in program evaluation. Advancing Evidence-Based Practice through Program Evaluation will meet the needs of school psychologists and other school-based professionals seeking to use program evaluation approaches to enhance data-based decision making and accountability at a program and systems-level. This practical guide provides the most cutting-edge evaluation frameworks, methods, and tools available, with particular emphasis on the rapidly-developing areas of implementation research, evidence-based professional learning, and innovative approaches to communicating evaluation findings. The book will support school professionals in daily practice by enhancing and extending their knowledge and skills in measurement, assessment, consultation for systems change and the use of evidence-based interventions for academic and social/behavioral concerns, with a focus on evaluating the implementation and outcomes of school-based programs. The book will also facilitate the professional development of those currently engaged in graduate preparation programs in education, educational leadership, school counseling, and school social work, as well as the university faculty who guide their professional preparation. Finally, school professionals may also use Advancing Evidence-Based Practice through Program Evaluation to develop their professional competencies in implementing new initiatives funded by grants with clear expectations for program evaluation.

Program Evaluation Research Task PERT

Program Evaluation Research Task  PERT
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 108
ISBN: MINN:31951002472361L
Release: 1958
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation
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Author: Susan P. Giancola
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781506357461
Release: 2020-01-03
Editor: SAGE Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 text 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.

Thinking about Program Evaluation

Thinking about Program Evaluation
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Author: Richard A. Berk,Peter H. Rossi
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0761917659
Release: 1999
Editor: SAGE

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

PERT Program Evaluation Research Task Summary Report Phase 2

PERT Program Evaluation Research Task Summary Report  Phase 2
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Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Weapons. Special Projects Office
Pages: 108
ISBN: OSU:32435027627223
Release: 1958
Editor: Unknown

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Practical Program Evaluation

Practical Program Evaluation
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Author: Huey T. Chen
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781483315652
Release: 2014-09-19
Editor: SAGE Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Second Edition of Practical Program Evaluation shows readers how to systematically identify stakeholders’ needs in order to select the evaluation options best suited to meet those needs. Within his discussion of the various evaluation types, Huey T. Chen details a range of evaluation approaches suitable for use across a program’s life cycle. At the core of program evaluation is its body of concepts, theories, and methods. This revised edition provides an overview of these, and includes expanded coverage of both introductory and more cutting-edge techniques within six new chapters. Illustrated throughout with real-world examples that bring the material to life, the Second Edition provides many new tools to enrich the evaluator’s toolbox. “In this eminently readable book, Chen presents a strong matrix framework for conceptualizing a full range of evaluation strategies and approaches… The writing is exceptionally clear, accessible to novice evaluators, and, because it is fair-minded and principled, of relevance to seasoned evaluators as well.” —Jennifer Greene, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Professor Chen's Second Edition of Practical Program Evaluation sets a new standard for providing a variety of systematic frameworks for conducting high quality program evaluations. The readers will come away with a detailed understanding of both conventional and cutting-edge approaches. It is a must-read for practicing program evaluators, evaluation scholars, and students of evaluation." —Stewart I. Donaldson, Claremont Graduate University "Chen brings decades of evaluation and experience to this new edition. He continues his innovative and pragmatic thinking about evaluation, including identifying, constructing, and testing theories that can work in practice. Dr. Chen shows how to blend formative and summative evaluation, process and outcome evaluation, theory and action, and much more.” —R. Burke Johnson, University of South Alabama “Dr. Chen’s latest effort offers evaluators a thoughtful expansion on the topics addressed in Practical Program Evaluation (2005) in terms of program theory, logic modeling, and his evaluation typology. New chapters gleaned from the field reveal solution sets for overcoming challenges in a variety of contexts while still balancing scientific and stakeholder needs. This new work provides a solid foundation for the further development of an evaluator’s acumen.” —Gregg M. Gascon, Ohio State University “Chen has the best conceptual framework, and the quality of his writing and analysis are superb. He takes the reader through the essential steps in evaluation, with particularly valuable treatment of stakeholder involvement.” —Mario A. Rivera, University of New Mexico

Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation

Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation
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Author: Albert N. Link,Nicholas S. Vonortas
Pages: 403
ISBN: 9780857932402
Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'The economic crisis has simultaneously placed a strong emphasis on the role of R&D as an engine of economic growth and a demand that limited public resources are demonstrated to have had the maximum possible impact. Rigorous evaluation is the key to meeting these needs. This Handbook brings together highly experienced leaders in the field to provide a comprehensive and well-organised state-of-the-art overview of the range of methods available. It will prove invaluable to experienced practitioners, students in the field and more widely to those who want to increase their understanding of the complex and pervasive ways in which technological advance contributes to economic and social progress.' – Luke Georghiou, University of Manchester, UK 'Theoretical and empirical research on program evaluation has advanced rapidly in scope and quality. A concomitant trend is increasing pressure on policymakers to show that programs are "effective". Now is the time for a comprehensive status report on state-of-the-art research and methods by leading scholars in a variety of disciplines on program evaluation. This outstanding collection of contributions will serve as a valuable reference tool for academics, policymakers, and practitioners for many years to come.' – Donald S. Siegel, University at Albany, SUNY, US There has been a dramatic increase in expenditures on public goods over the past thirty years, particularly in the area of research and development. As governments explore the many opportunities for growth in this area, they – and the general public – are becoming increasingly concerned with the transparency, accountability and performance of public programs. This pioneering Handbook offers a collection of critical essays on the theory and practice of program evaluation, written by some of the most well-known experts in the field. As this volume demonstrates, a wide variety of methodologies exist to evaluate particularly the objectives and outcomes of research and development programs. These include surveys, statistical and econometric estimations, patent analyses, bibliometrics, scientometrics, network analyses, case studies, and historical tracings. Contributors divide these and other methods and applications into four categories – economic, non-economic, hybrid and data-driven – in order to discuss the many factors that affect the utility of each technique and how that impacts the technological, economic and societal forecasts of the programs in question. Scholars, practitioners and students with an interest in economics and innovation will all find this Handbook an invaluable resource.

The Program Evaluation Standards

The Program Evaluation Standards
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Author: Donald B. Yarbrough
Pages: 334
ISBN: 9781412986564
Release: 2010-07-29
Editor: SAGE

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Including a new section on evaluation accountability, this Third Edition details 30 standards which give advice to those interested in planning, implementing and using program evaluations.

Utilization Focused Evaluation

Utilization Focused Evaluation
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Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Pages: 368
ISBN: UOM:39015040493556
Release: 1986
Editor: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The second edition of Patton's classic text retains the practical advice of the original. It shows how to conduct an evaluation in a way that will be useful -- and actually used. Patton has included new stories, new examples, new research findings, and more of his evaluation humour. He adds to the original book's insights into the changes in evaluation during the past decade and incorporates recent research on utilization.

Idaho Water Supply Program Evaluation

Idaho Water Supply Program Evaluation
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 207
ISBN: UCR:31210018654283
Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown

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Practical Approaches to Applied Research and Program Evaluation for Helping Professionals

Practical Approaches to Applied Research and Program Evaluation for Helping Professionals
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Author: Casey A. Barrio Minton,A. Stephen Lenz
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781351611534
Release: 2019-05-21
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Practical Approaches to Applied Research and Program Evaluation for Helping Professionals is a comprehensive textbook that presents master’s-level counseling students with the skills and knowledge they need to successfully evaluate the effectiveness of mental health services and programs. Each chapter, aligned with 2016 Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards, guides counseling students through study design and evaluation fundamentals that will help them understand existing research and develop studies to best assess their own applied research questions. Readers will learn the basics of research concepts as applied to evaluative tasks, the art of matching evaluative methods to questions, specific considerations for practice-based evaluative tasks, and practical statistical options matched to practice-based tasks. Readers can also turn to the book’s companion website to access worksheets for practitioner and student planning exercises, spreadsheets with formulas for basic data analysis, a sample database, PowerPoint outlines , and discussion questions and activities aligned to each chapter.

PERT Program Evaluation Research Task Summary Report Phase 2

PERT Program Evaluation Research Task Summary Report  Phase 2
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Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Weapons. Special Projects Office
Pages: 108
ISBN: OSU:32435027627215
Release: 1958
Editor: Unknown

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Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation

Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation
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Author: Joseph S. Wholey,Harry P. Hatry,Kathryn E. Newcomer
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9781118046555
Release: 2010-03-11
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Postsecondary Program Evaluation

Postsecondary Program Evaluation
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Author: Catharine P. Warmbrod,Jon J. Persavich
Pages: 272
ISBN: PSU:000008952073
Release: 1981
Editor: Unknown

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Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation

Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation
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Author: Kathryn E. Newcomer,Harry P. Hatry,Joseph S. Wholey
Pages: 912
ISBN: 9781118893692
Release: 2015-08-06
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The leading program evaluation reference, updated with the latest tools and techniques The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation provides tools for managers and evaluators to address questions about the performance of public and nonprofit programs. Neatly integrating authoritative, high-level information with practicality and readability, this guide gives you the tools and processes you need to analyze your program's operations and outcomes more accurately. This new fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and revised, with new coverage of the latest evaluation methods, including: Culturally responsive evaluation Adopting designs and tools to evaluate multi-service community change programs Using role playing to collect data Using cognitive interviewing to pre-test surveys Coding qualitative data You'll discover robust analysis methods that produce a more accurate picture of program results, and learn how to trace causality back to the source to see how much of the outcome can be directly attributed to the program. Written by award-winning experts at the top of the field, this book also contains contributions from the leading evaluation authorities among academics and practitioners to provide the most comprehensive, up-to-date reference on the topic. Valid and reliable data constitute the bedrock of accurate analysis, and since funding relies more heavily on program analysis than ever before, you cannot afford to rely on weak or outdated methods. This book gives you expert insight and leading edge tools that help you paint a more accurate picture of your program's processes and results, including: Obtaining valid, reliable, and credible performance data Engaging and working with stakeholders to design valuable evaluations and performance monitoring systems Assessing program outcomes and tracing desired outcomes to program activities Providing robust analyses of both quantitative and qualitative data Governmental bodies, foundations, individual donors, and other funding bodies are increasingly demanding information on the use of program funds and program results. The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation shows you how to collect and present valid and reliable data about programs.

Public Program Evaluation

Public Program Evaluation
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Author: Laura Langbein
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781315497884
Release: 2016-07-08
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Program Evaluation Research Task PERT

Program Evaluation Research Task  PERT
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 108
ISBN: MINN:31951002472361L
Release: 1958
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Summary Report of the Vocational Rehabilitation chapter 31 Program Evaluation

Summary Report of the Vocational Rehabilitation  chapter 31  Program Evaluation
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Author: United States. Veterans Administration
Pages: 115
ISBN: PURD:32754078074287
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown

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Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation
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Author: Emil J. Posavac
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781317350729
Release: 2015-07-22
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.