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Successful in the first edition for its integration of multiple regression with evaluation design and for its systematic ways to select the proper goals for single - and multiple- outcome evaluations, this new edition is more helpful than ever. Impact Analysis for Program Evaluation, Second Edition has been revised to cover new issues and to further clarify the concepts used in impact analysis. It offers expanded coverage and explanation of quasi-experiments, a new section on the theory of impact analysis, updated information on the use of qualitative research for impact analysis, and expanded coverage of significance testing for program evaluation. It also includes an explanation of why the comparative-change design (i.e., Campbell and Stanley's "nonequivalent control group" design) is better than an ex post facto design from the standpoint of causal inference.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Lawrence B. Mohr
Publisher : SAGE
Release Book : 1995-09-07
Download Book : 311 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0803959362


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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.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : David Grembowski
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release Book : 2015-09-16
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ISBN-10 : 9781483376363


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'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.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Albert N. Link
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Book : 2013-01-01
Download Book : 403 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780857932402


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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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Genre Book : Psychology
Author Book : Emil J. Posavac
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2015-07-22
Download Book : 336 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781317350729


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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 Book : Social Science
Author Book : Susan P. Giancola
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release Book : 2020-01-03
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ISBN-10 : 9781506357461


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Preceded by Evaluation of health promotion, health education, and disease prevention programs / Richard Windsor ... [et al.]. 3rd ed. c2004.

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Genre Book : Medical
Author Book : Richard A. Windsor
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Book : 2015
Download Book : 363 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780190235079


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By integrating both evaluation and research methods and assuming no previous knowledge of research, this book makes an excellent reference for professionals working in social work and health settings who are now being called upon to conduct or supervise program evaluation and may need a refresher on research methods.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Michael J. Smith
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Book : 2010-01-21
Download Book : 386 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780195158434


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Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement: An Introduction to Practice offers a conceptual, as well as practical, introduction to program evaluation and performance measurement for public and non-profit organizations. This introductory text discusses topics in a detailed fashion, making it a useful guide for practitioners who are constructing and implementing performance measurement systems as well as for students.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : James C. McDavid
Publisher : SAGE
Release Book : 2006
Download Book : 477 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1412906687


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Author Book : United States. Bureau of Naval Weapons. Special Projects Office
Publisher :
Release Book : 1958
Download Book : 108 Pages
ISBN-10 : UIUC:30112008707082


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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 Book : Political Science
Author Book : Richard A. Berk
Publisher : SAGE
Release Book : 1999
Download Book : 128 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0761917659