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Agency-Based Program Evaluation : Lessons from Practice

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9781412939843

ISBN10:
1412939844
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Pub. Date:
12/10/2009
Publisher(s):
SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

This text aids both students and practitioners in articulating the elements of program evaluation, deepening their understanding of the contextual issues that surround and shape an evaluation. Authors Stephen A. Kapp and Gary R. Anderson offer readers details on the application of useful and accepted evaluation methods. It also shows readers how to make sound decisions in balancing techniques and strategies with the realities of the agency environment.Key Features Ethical considerations related to collecting data from service consumers and working with agency personnel Strategies for accommodating cultural and ethnic differences when collecting program evaluation data Techniques for engaging agency personnel and key constituents in the entire evaluation processAccompanied by robust ancillariesThis text is accompanied by a robust companion site at www.sagepub.com/kappstudyThe password-protected Instructor's Site features: Sample Syllabi PowerPoint Slides Test BankThe open-access Student Study Site offers: Quizzes Journal Articles Web Resources and ActivitiesThis text is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level program evaluation courses within social work programs

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Purpose of This Book
Making the Case for Program Evaluation
Steps in Program Evaluation
Ethics and Program Evaluation: Applying a Code of Ethics to Field-Based Research
Ethical Challenges for Evaluators in an Agency Setting: Making Good Choices
Agencies and Academics: The Social and Political Context of Program Evaluation
Cultural Competency and Program Evaluation
Program Definition: Using Program Logic Models to Develop a Common Vision
Program Description: Evaluation Designs Using Available Information
Evaluation Design: Options for Supporting the Use of Information
Evaluation Design: Group Designs and Methods
Evaluation Design: Qualitative Designs and Applications
Consumer Satisfaction
Dissemination: Spreading the News
About the Authors
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