Confirmative Evaluation: Practical Strategies for Valuing Continuous Improvement

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Wiley, May 3, 2004 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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This much-needed book offers trainers, consultants, evaluation professionals, and human resource executives and practitioners a hands-on resource for understanding and applying the proven principles of confirmative evaluation. Confirmative evaluation is a marriage of evaluation and continuous improvement. Unlike other types of evaluation—which are used during the design of a learning program or applied immediately after conducting a program—confirmative evaluation follows several months after the program is implemented. It tests the endurance of outcomes, the return on investment, and establishes the effectivenss, efficiency, impact, and value of the training over time.

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Joan Conway Dessinger is founder of and senior consultant with The Lake Group, a performance improvement consulting firm. She is the coauthor of two books with James L. Moseley and Darlene Van Tiem. The books won the 2001 and 2003 Award for Excellence in Instructional Communication from the International Society for Performance Improvement. She is also a contributor to Distance Training and Sustaining Distance Training, both from Jossey-Bass.

James L. Moseley is an associate professor of community medicine at Wayne State University and is also on the faculty of the College of Education, in the instructional technology department. He has won numerous awards for teaching and mentoring and frequently consults with business and industry on program evaluation and needs assessment.

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