Program Evaluation

Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines

Author: Jody L. Fitzpatrick,James R. Sanders,Blaine R. Worthen

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205579358

Category: Education

Page: 544

View: 8593

"As in previous editions, the book combines a review of the major alternative evaluation models - including decision-oriented, utilization-focused, theory-based, empowerment, and participatory evaluations - with chapters providing step-by-step guidelines to identify evaluation questions and different means for selecting and involving stakeholders."--Back cover.

Program Evaluation

Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines

Author: Jody L. Fitzpatrick,James R. Sanders,Blaine R. Worthen

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134471180

Category: Education

Page: 560

View: 4758

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A highly esteemed and comprehensive overview of program evaluation that covers common approaches, models, and methods. As schools and other organizations increase their demand for information on program effectiveness and outcomes, it has become even more important for students to understand the prevalent approaches and models for evaluation, including approaches based on objectives and logic models, participative, and decision-making approaches. The new tenth edition of Program Evaluation not only covers these vital approaches but also teaches readers how to best mix and match elements of different approaches to conduct optimal evaluation studies for individual programs. Helping both students as well as professionals who are new to the field, this text provides practical guidelines for conducting evaluations, from identifying the questions that the evaluation should address, to determining how to collect and analyze evaluative information, to ascertaining how to provide evaluative information to others. Making extensive use of checklists, examples, and other study aides, Program Evaluation teaches students how to effectively determine the central purpose of their evaluation, thus making their evaluation more valid, more useful, and more efficient. The revised edition of the text includes new approaches to program evaluation, an expanded discussion of logic models, added information on mixed models, and, as always, updated coverage of the most current trends and controversial issues in evaluation.

Program Evaluation

Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines

Author: Jody L Fitzpatrick,James R Sanders,Blaine R Worthen

Publisher: Pearson Education (Us)

ISBN: 9780137019410

Category:

Page: 562

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For students studying program evaluation, project planning, or tests and measurements.For professionals new to the field.A highly esteemed and comprehensive overview of program evaluation that covers common approaches, models, and methods.As schools and other organizations increase their demand for information on program effectiveness and outcomes, it has become even more important for students to understand the prevalent approaches and models for evaluation, including approaches based on objectives and logic models, participative, and decision-making approaches. The new tenth edition of Program Evaluation not only covers these vital approaches but also teaches readers how to best mix and match elements of different approaches to conduct optimal evaluation studies for individual programs.Helping both students as well as professionals who are new to the field, this text provides practical guidelines for conducting evaluations, from identifying the questions that the evaluation should address, to determining how to collect and analyze evaluative information, to ascertaining how to provide evaluative information to others. Making extensive use of checklists, examples, and other study aides, Program Evaluation teaches students how to effectively determine the central purpose of their evaluation, thus making their evaluation more valid, more useful, and more efficient.The revised edition of the text includes new approaches to program evaluation, an expanded discussion of logic models, added information on mixed models, and, as always, updated coverage of the most current trends and controversial issues in evaluation."

Program Evaluation

Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines

Author: Jody L. Fitzpatrick,James R. Sanders,Blaine R. Worthen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780205027347

Category: Bildungswesen

Page: 544

View: 3032

A highly esteemed and comprehensive overview of program evaluation that covers common approaches, models, and methods. As schools and other organizations increase their demand for information on program effectiveness and outcomes, it has become even more important for students to understand the prevalent approaches and models for evaluation, including approaches based on objectives and logic models, participative, and decision-making approaches. The new tenth edition of Program Evaluation not only covers these vital approaches but also teaches readers how to best mix and match elements of different approaches to conduct optimal evaluation studies for individual programs. Helping both students as well as professionals who are new to the field, this text provides practical guidelines for conducting evaluations, from identifying the questions that the evaluation should address, to determining how to collect and analyze evaluative information, to ascertaining how to provide evaluative information to others. Making extensive use of checklists, examples, and other study aides, Program Evaluation teaches students how to effectively determine the central purpose of their evaluation, thus making their evaluation more valid, more useful, and more efficient. The revised edition of the text includes new approaches to program evaluation, an expanded discussion of logic models, added information on mixed models, and, as always, updated coverage of the most current trends and controversial issues in evaluation.

Evaluation in Action

Interviews With Expert Evaluators

Author: Jody Fitzpatrick,Christina Christie,Melvin M. Mark

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412949742

Category: Education

Page: 456

View: 7248

Designed to take readers behind the scenes of real evaluations and introduce them to the issues faced and decisions made by notable evaluators in the field, this book builds on ′Exemplars′, a popular section in the American Journal of Evaluation (AJE), in which a well-known evaluator is interviewed about an evaluation he or she has conducted. Through a dialogue between the evaluator and the interviewer, the reader learns about the problems the evaluator faced in conducting the evaluation and the choices and compromises they made.

Evaluation Models

Viewpoints on Educational and Human Services Evaluation

Author: D.L. Stufflebeam,George F. Madaus,T. Kellaghan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306475596

Category: Education

Page: 509

View: 2691

This is an up-to-date revision of the classic text first published in 1983. It includes a historical perspective on the growth of evaluation theory and practice and two comparative analyses of the various alternative perspectives on evaluation. It also includes articles representing the major schools of thought about evaluation written by the leaders who have developed these schools and models. The final section describes and discusses the Standards for Program Evaluation and the reformation of program evaluation.

Prevention Program Development and Evaluation

An Incidence Reduction, Culturally Relevant Approach

Author: Robert K. Conyne

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506319351

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 5899

The use of seatbelts, the requirements for smoke detectors, and other kinds of public health interventions have been highly successful in reducing disability, injuries, and premature mortality. Prevention in mental health— identifying and treating mental illnesses before they become full blown syndromes or identifying people at risk for a condition—is just as critical to public mental health. This research-based resource gives practitioners a nuts-and-bolts guide to designing and evaluating prevention programs in mental health that are culturally relevant and aimed at reducing the number of new problems that occur. Key Features Employs a 10-step prevention program development and evaluation model that emphasizes the concepts of community, collaboration, and cultural relevance Offers a brief, practical, how-to approach that is based on rigorous research Identifies specific prevention program development and evaluation steps Highlights examples of "everyday prevention" practices as well as concrete prevention programs that have proven, effective implementation Promotes hands-on learning with practical exercises, instructive figures, and a comprehensive reference list Intended Audience Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Prevention Program Development and Evaluation can be used as a core text in undergraduate courses devoted to prevention or in graduate programs aimed at practice issues. Current practitioners or policymakers interested in designing prevention programs will find this book to be an affable guide.

What Counts as Credible Evidence in Applied Research and Evaluation Practice?

Author: Stewart I. Donaldson,Christina A. Christie,Melvin M. Mark

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412957079

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

View: 2676

What Counts as Credible Evidence in Applied Research and Evaluation thoroughly covers one of the most fundamental issues facing applied research and evaluation practice today - what counts as sound evidence for decision making? An internationally renowned line up of authors explore a wide range of issues that address the fundamental challenges of designing and executing high quality applied research and evaluation studies. Readers will come away from this volume with a new and clear understanding of the philosophical, theoretical, methodological, political, and ethical dimensions of gathering credible evidence to answer fundamental research and evaluation questions across diverse disciplinary boundaries and "real world" contexts.

Practical Program Evaluation

Author: Huey T. Chen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412992303

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 8430

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. New to this edition: A new comprehensive evaluation typology in Chapter 2 helps readers systematically identify stakeholders' needs and select the evaluation options best suited to those needs. A new Part V, Advanced Issues in Program Evaluation, includes three new chapters that help readers understand challenging issues and innovative approaches, and enhance their competencies in applying them. Coverage of cutting-edge evaluation perspectives and approaches, including the Action Model/Change Model Schema, helps readers think "outside the box." New chapters introduce the innovative holistic effectuality approach as an alternative to the traditional experimentation evaluation approach for conducting real-world outcome evaluation and expand the scope of evaluation from effectuality to viability and transferability. A new Chapter 14 explores the relative strengths and limitations of formal theories versus stakeholder theories. A new Chapter 15 compares two approaches to evaluation and dissemination: the top-down approach versus the bottom-up approach. The more complex evaluation theories presented in later chapters are presented in accessible language and illustrated with interesting real-world examples.

The Program Evaluation Standards

A Guide for Evaluators and Evaluation Users

Author: Donald B. Yarbrough

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412986567

Category: Education

Page: 334

View: 2182

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.

Active Training

A Handbook of Techniques, Designs, Case Examples and Tips

Author: Melvin L. Silberman,Elaine Biech

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118972015

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 6113

Active Training has become a classic book in the field of training and development and a standard text on graduate-level HRD programs. It turned instructional design on its head by shifting the emphasis away from the instructor and on to the learner. A lot has happened in the training field in the last 10 years since the previous edition was written and this new edition -- the third significant update in 25 years -- adds sections to comprehensively cover new learning technologies and applications, including social media, m-learning, and creating affordable media; addresses the evolving role of trainers, including onboarding, leading change, coaching managers, mentoring, internal consulting, and building teams; tackles new business realities and challenges, including doing more with less, globalization, and working with multi-generational workforces; and offers best practices for new trainer tasks, skills, and knowledge, including working with the C-suite, engaging and retaining employees, developing leaders, vendor management, and working with SMEs. Revisions include updated workplace examples, new and revised templates and worksheets, updated theory and research sections, and expanded guidelines on evaluating and training ROI, extending the value of training programs, and managing Active Training programs to show state-of-the art applications. What will continue to set these books apart is the relevance of dozens of new examples, the wisdom and impact of fresh practical tips, and the rigor and expertise supporting dozens of exercises and techniques.

Evaluation Essentials, Second Edition

From A to Z

Author: Marvin C. Alkin,Anne T. Vo

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462532438

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

View: 9352

Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text has given thousands of students and new evaluators the practical information and expert advice needed to conduct or use evaluations. In 26 concise sections, the book describes how to articulate answerable evaluation questions, collect and analyze data using both quantitative and qualitative methods, and deal with contingencies that might alter the traditional sequence of an evaluation. Special strengths of the text are its attention to individual, organizational, and community culture and emphasis on building collaborative relationships with stakeholders. An in-depth case study and related end-of-section exercises (including group activities) help students put themselves in the evaluator role. Other pedagogical features include section titles written as questions, bulleted recaps of each section, "Thinking Ahead" and "Next Steps" pointers, cautionary notes, and suggestions for further reading. New to This Edition *New and expanded topics: evaluation contracts, budgeting, surveys, data visualization, qualitative coding and memoing, factors affecting evaluation use, and context-sensitive evaluation. *Revised case study with extended exercises that guide the reader to complete a simulated evaluation. *End-of-section "Quick Read" links to recommended American Evaluation Association blog posts. *Four entirely new sections (such as "How Do You Strengthen Relationships with Stakeholders?" and "How Do We Plan a Process-Focused Evaluation Design?"), plus other changes and additions throughout.

The School Counselor?s Mental Health Sourcebook

Strategies to Help Students Succeed

Author: Rick Auger

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632201151

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 4692

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model urges school counselors to know every student and broaden their knowledge of mental health disorders. With more students in need of mental health services than ever before, the timing is ideal for a guide that equips staff to meet these challenges. The School Counselor’s Mental Health Sourcebook provides tools for keeping students on track, including: Methods for addressing many disorders, including anxiety, autism, and other disruptive behavior disorders Intervention strategies that work Effective ways to collaborate with families from various cultures The impact of culture and race on a child’s mental health Communicating with teachers and families about students’ needs Rick Auger describes the disorders and strategies with a balance of simplicity and clinical depth. This time-saving resource gives busy school counselors strategies for helping students succeed in school and in life.

Evaluative Inquiry for Learning in Organizations

Author: Hallie Preskill,Rosalie T. Torres

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761904540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 4048

How does evaluative inquiry contribute to organizational learning? How can we practice evaluative inquiry in ways that maximize individual and team learning? This book provides a data-based approach to organizational learning and change and focuses on the use of evaluative inquiry processes with organizations rather than across large-scale, multi-site programs. It contains four illustrative case studies, interview extracts, strategy plans and flow charts, diagrams and advice boxes that consultants can use for implementing their own training and development sessions.

Multimedia for learning

methods and development

Author: Stephen M. Alessi,Stanley R. Trollip

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205276912

Category: Education

Page: 580

View: 5569

This book shows how to use computers in educational settings by combining learning theory and instructional strategies to help the reader design software for learning and instruction. The book has been extensively revised to include new approaches to multimedia instruction as well as updating established methods such as tutorials, drills, simulations, games, and computer-based tests. Constructivist and instructivist approaches are analyzed and presented. The book is not equipment or software specific. For people interested in Educational Multimedia.

Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks

Author: Anne Markiewicz,Ian Patrick

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483358348

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 9787

Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks is a practical book that provides clear, step-by-step guidance on how to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework in a participatory, logical, systematic, and integrated way. Authors Anne Markiewicz and Ian Patrick outline the key stages and steps involved, including: scoping the framework; identifying planned results; using program theory and program logic; developing evaluation questions; identifying processes for ongoing data collection and analysis; determining means to promote learning; reporting; and dissemination of results. A final chapter focuses on planning for implementation of the framework, with reference to the broader program and organizational context. The authors draw on their extensive experience in developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks to provide examples of good practice that inform organizational learning and decision making, while offering tips and guidelines that can be used to address common pitfalls.

Food Microbiology

Fundamentals and Frontiers

Author: Michael P. Doyle,Robert L. Buchanan

Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press

ISBN: 1555816266

Category: Science

Page: 1138

View: 5976

This essential reference emphasizes the molecular and mechanistic aspects of food microbiology in one comprehensive volume. • Addresses the field's major concerns, including spoilage, pathogenic bacteria, mycotoxigenic molds, viruses, prions, parasites, preservation methods, fermentation, beneficial microorganisms, and food safety. • Details the latest scientific knowledge and concerns of food microbiology • Offers a description of the latest and most advanced techniques for detecting, analyzing, tracking, and controlling microbiological hazards in food. • Serves as significant reference book for professionals who conduct research, teach food microbiology courses, analyze food samples, conduct epidemiologic investigations, and craft food safety policies.

Effective Supervision

Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching

Author: Robert J. Marzano,Tony Frontier,David Livingston

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416613196

Category: Education

Page: 183

View: 3795

In Effective Supervision, Robert J. Marzano, Tony Frontier, and David Livingston show school and district-level administrators how to set the priorities and support the practices that will help all teachers become expert teachers. Their five-part framework is based on what research tells us about how expertise develops. When these five conditions are attended to in a systematic way, teachers do improve their skills: * A well-articulated knowledge base for teaching * Opportunities for teachers to practice specific strategies or behaviors and to receive feedback * Opportunities for teachers to observe and discuss expertise * Clear criteria for success and help constructing professional growth and development plans * Recognition of the different stages of development progressing toward expertise. The focus is on developing a collegial atmosphere in which teachers can freely share effective practices with each other, observe one another's classrooms, and receive focused feedback on their teaching strategies. The constructive dynamics of this approach always keep in sight the aim of enhancing students' well-being and achievement. As the authors note, "The ultimate criterion for expert performance in the classroom is student achievement. Anything else misses the point."

Curriculum

Alternative Approaches, Ongoing Issues

Author: Colin J. Marsh,George Willis

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131715103

Category: Education

Page: 394

View: 1072

This compact, scholarly book treats creating a curriculum as an ongoing process, the product of which is a composite of what is intended (planned curriculum), what actually happens (enacted curriculum), and how what happens influences those involved (experienced curriculum). It proposes that desirable educational experiences arise when the interaction of these three curricula is flexible and evolving; and, therefore, the authors never advance specific, “best” practices or “most correct” answers to fundamental curriculum questions. Rather, through a finely honed discussion of essential theoretical and practical alternatives, they invite readers to develop their own points of view. Major discussions of postmodernism, autobiographical techniques, gender, and race. The book also includes coverage of recent actions by state governing agencies and boards of education and aligning curriculum with state standards. For professionals in the field of teaching.