Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation

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The book is designed to enable students of public policy, policymakers and mangers to obtain useful information and conduct successful systematic evaluations, even under tight resource constraints. This text presents a wide variety of approaches to evaluation through brief, authoritative articles by top academics and practitioners. Thoroughly revised and updated this third edition is filled with the most current information, up-to-date examples, and puts increased emphasis on practical applicability. The third edition also features a new and up-dated instructor’s manual.
 

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Contents

Randomized Controlled Trials
144
Conducting Case Studies
163
Recruitment and Retention of Study Participants
182
Designing Managing and Analyzing
208
Practical data cOllectiOn PrOcedures
237
Figures
247
Using Surveys
262
Using Trained Observer Ratings
298
MetaAnalyses Systematic Reviews and Evaluation Syntheses
531
use OF evaluatiOn
555
The Editors xxiii
23
Providing Recommendations Suggestions and Options
581
Writing for Impact
594
Contracting for Evaluation Products and Services
620
Tables
640
The Politics of Evaluation
651

Collecting Data in the Field
321
Using the Internet
347
Figures Tables and Exhibits xi
364
Focus Group Interviewing
378
Using Stories in Evaluation
404
data analysis
425
Qualitative Data Analysis
429
Using Statistics in Evaluation
454
SPSS Printout of Analysis of the Relationship Between YMCA Program
479
Effect of Sample Size on ChiSquare
481
SPSS Printout for a t Test of the Difference in Years of Participation
485
CostEffectiveness and CostBenefit Analysis
493
Evaluation Challenges Issues and Trends
668
Name Index
681
evaluatiOn Planning and design 1
5
Analyzing and Engaging Stakeholders 30
30
Using Logic Models
55
Program
67
Professional Development PD and STEM Instruction
75
Exploratory Evaluation
81
vii
114
mary
118
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About the author (2010)

Joseph S. Wholey is professor emeritus at the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California.

Harry P. Hatry is director of the Public Management Program at the Urban Institute, where he also previously served as director of the State-Local Government Research Program.

Kathryn E. Newcomer is director of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University.

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