Using Evaluation in Training and Development

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Kogan Page Publishers, 1999 - Business & Economics - 243 pages
Practical in tone, yet firmly based on sound theoretical foundations, the book clearly shows how evaluation can and should be applied before, during and after training Guidelines are suggested, methods described and practical, tried and tested, resources detailed. Structured to allow trainers to develop evaluation models that are ideally suited to their individual needs, this definitive handbook gives practical advice on all aspects of training evaluation, including knowledge tests and the use of ranking scales; behaviour observation and self-reporting; the use of questionnaires; interim evaluation; the evaluation of open and distance learning programmes; and cost and value effectiveness.
 

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Contents

Evaluation in Training and Development
15
Before the Training and Development Programme
33
The Construction of Tests 1 43
69
demonstration tests Tests of process tasks Activity
75
Interim Evaluation
93
Evaluation at the End of the Event 1
117
Guidelines to end of programme validation
133
Evaluation at the End of the Event 2
139
Evaluation of Open and Distance Learning
157
Postprogramme Evaluation
167
Cost and Value Effectiveness
189
Analysing and Reporting on Evaluation Data
203
Customizing your Validation and Evaluation
229
References and Recommended Reading
239
Index
241
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About the author (1999)

Leslie Rae is a management and training consultant and a well-known author of management and training books, more than 25 to date, many translated into the language of a number of other countries. Among his well-respected books and training resources are Techniques of Training (3rd edition), Planning and Designing Training Programme, How to Measure Training Effectiveness (3rd edition), and Assessing Trainer Effectiveness published by Gower.He has a regular, monthly training resource review column in the Training Journal, and has written numerous articles for the professional press among other and varied activities. He can be contacted on e-mail at wrae804418@aol.com.

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