Evaluation Research and Decision Guidance

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Transaction Publishers, 1988 - Evaluation research (Social action programs) - 244 pages
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Defining and Measuring Success
9
Evaluation Research Design and Administration The Struggle for Internal Validity
31
Sampling Theory Guidance and Base Expectancies The Paths to External Validity
57
Costs and Benefits The Increasingly Decisive Assessments
79
Maximizing Rationality in Routine Case Decisions
99
Multiattribute Utility Evaluation Combining Values Knowledge and Subjective Inferences in Nonroutine Decisions
135
Ethical and Legal Issues in Program Evaluation
167
Institutionalizing More Rational Policymaking
201
References
223
Index
239
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