The ABCs of Evaluation: Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers

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Wiley, Aug 12, 2005 - Education - 264 pages
The second edition of the bestselling The ABCs of Evaluation offers a thoroughly revised and updated version of that classic book. Written for any program type or setting, The ABCs of Evaluation shows how to select participants for the evaluation and how to deal with multiple goals and objectives—including those of the organization, the staff, and the client. The authors describe different evaluation models, illustrate the circumstances under which each model can be used, and offer tips on identifying data sources and collecting the data itself. This new edition is filled with illustrative new cases and scenarios from various evaluation realms in social sciences, education, and human services. The book also contains information on how to negotiate the evaluation contract. Throughout the book, there are charts, graphs, models, and lists to help organize, extend, and facilitate the understanding of each evaluation concept.

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Contents

What Is Evaluation?
1
Why Evaluate?
22
Whom to Involve How and Why
36
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John Boulmetis is professor of adult education and director of the Center for Human Services, College of Human Sciences and Services, University of Rhode Island.

Phyllis Dutwin is president of Dutwin Associates, a training and development firm, and author of twelve books used in the adult education and training field, including English the Easy Way and Read to Work.

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