Evaluating Human Resource Development Programs: A Practical Guide for Public Agencies
The authors provide a detailed introduction and discussion of the most important techniques available to evaluators for assessing human resource development programs. They present broad, practical coverage of conceptual and methodological issues. Techniques discussed include quantitative and qualitative methods. The strength of this book is its simple, practical approach to describing the uses of evaluation methods, and the inevitable advantages and disadvantages of each technique. Each chapter discusses evaluation techniques including a fundamental description of the technique, examples of its use in practical settings, advantages and disadvantages, and important points to remember. Evaluators of Human Resource Development Programs in Public Health Agencies. A Longwood Professional Book.
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