It presents evaluation methods that will be useful at all levels of government and in nonprofit organizations.
This important book covers: A variety of evaluation designs, including designs for ongoing monitoring of program results and designs for in-depth evaluation of program performance Selection of data collection procedures that help evaluators obtain relevant information in an efficient mannerMethods for analyzing evaluation dataSteps for increasing the usefulness and actual use of evaluation results by policymakers, managers, their staff members, and other stakeholders in order to improve programs and inform policy decisionmakingSelection and training of evaluators, quality control of the enterprise, standards and ethics in evaluation work, the creation of incentives for undertaking program evaluation, and future trends in program evaluation Praise for the First Edition "I am better in my job because I read the "Handbook of Practical Program" "Evaluation," and without question, the analysts I supervise would benefit from reading this handbook.
Wholey , Harry P. Hatry , Kathryn E. Crosby , John M. Rosemary S. The Editors. The Contributors. Part One: Evaluation Planning and Design. Newcomer, Harry P.
Hatry and Joseph S. Analyzing and Engaging Stakeholders John M. Bryson and Michael Q. Using Logic Models John A.
McLaughlin and Gretchen B. Exploratory Evaluation Joseph S. Comparison Group Designs Gary T.
Torgerson, David J. Torgerson and Celia A. Using Agency Records Harry P. Using Surveys Kathryn E. Newcomer and Timothy Triplett. Using the Internet William C. Focus Group Interviewing Richard A.
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Adams Item may show signs of shelf wear. Open to the public ; H Back to top Desktop Mobile. Use of Evaluation in Government Joseph S. Rogers
Krueger and Mary Anne Casey. Using Stories in Evaluation Richard A. Part Three: Data Analysis. Qualitative Data Analysis Patricia J. Rogers and Delwyn Goodrick. Using Statistics in Evaluation Kathryn E.
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and since funding relies more heavily on program analysis than ever before, you cannot afford to rely on weak or outdated methods.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.
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Handbook of practical program evaluation / Joseph S. Wholey, Harry P. Hatry, Kathryn E. Newcomer, editors.—3rd ed. p. cm.—(Essential texts. Kathryn E. Newcomer, Harry P. Hatry, Joseph S. Wholey. The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation provides tools for managers and evaluators to address questions about the performance of public and nonprofit programs. This new fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and.
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