9781889119571

Evaluation in Practice

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    9781889119571

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    1889119571

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-08-01
  • Publisher: Cq Pr
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Summary

This text introduces students to the process of program evaluation and the experimental and quasi-experimental approaches to evaluation. The book covers approaches to outcome evaluations, measurement, threats to internal validity, performance measurement, and benchmarking. It also introduces the basic experimental and quasi-experimental designs, presents a published article which uses each design, and offers an explanation and critique of how the authors implemented the design. Stand-alone articles invite students to explain and critique on their own.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface ix
PART I Introduction 1(54)
The Process of Evaluation
3(12)
Evaluation Designs
15(16)
Measurement
31(14)
Performance Measurement and Benchmarking
45(10)
PART II Experimental Designs 55(52)
Pretest-Posttest Control Group Design
57(22)
Improving Cognitive Ability in Chronically Deprived Children
60(17)
Harrison McKay
Leonardo Sinisterra
Arline McKay
Hernando Gomez
Pascuala Lloreda
Explanation and Critique
77(2)
Solomon Four-Group Design
79(16)
Evaluation of Multimethod Undergraduate Management Skills Development Program
80(12)
Marian M. Extejt
Benjamin Forbes
Jonathan E. Smith
Explanation and Critique
92(3)
Posttest/Only Control Group Design
95(12)
Community Posthospital Follow-up Services
96(8)
Ann Solberg
Explanation and Critique
104(3)
PART III Quasi-Experimental Designs 107(44)
Pretest-Posttest Comparison Group Design
109(14)
Conservation Program Evaluations: The Control of Self-Selection Bias
110(10)
Tim M. Newcomb
Explanation and Critique
120(3)
Interrupted Time-Series Comparison Group Design
123(14)
Regulatory Strategies for Workplace Injury Reduction: A Program Evaluation
126(9)
Garrett E. Moran
Explanation and Critique
135(2)
Posttest-Only Comparison Group Design
137(14)
The Effects of Early Education on Children's Competence in Elementary School
138(9)
Martha B. Bronson
Donald E. Pierson
Terrence Tivnan
Explanation and Critique
147(4)
PART IV Reflexive Designs 151(28)
One-Group Pretest-Posttest Design
153(16)
Nutrition Behavior Change: Outcomes of an Educational Approach
154(12)
Patricia K. Edwards
Alan C. Acock
Robert L. Johnson
Explanation and Critique
166(3)
The Simple Time-Series Design
169(10)
A Little Pregnant: The Impact of Rent Control in San Francisco
170(5)
Edward G. Goetz
Explanation and Critique
175(4)
PART V Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis 179(30)
Cost-Benefit Analysis
181(16)
The Costs and Benefits of Title XX and Title XIX Family Planning Services in Texas
182(12)
David Malitz
Explanation and Critique
194(3)
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
197(12)
A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Three Staffing Models for the Delivery of Low-Risk Prenatal Care
199(8)
Elaine A. Graveley
John H. Littlefield
Explanation and Critique
207(2)
PART VI Other Designs 209(32)
Patched Designs
211(14)
Attitude Change and Mental Hospital Experience
212(10)
Jack M. Hicks
Fred E. Spaner
Explanation and Critique
222(3)
Meta-Evaluation Designs
225(16)
How Effective Is Drug Abuse Resistance Education? A Meta-Analysis of Project DARE Outcome Evaluations
226(11)
S.T. Ennett
N.S. Tobler
C.L. Ringwalt
R.L. Flewelling
Explanation and Critique
237(4)
PART VII On Your Own 241(54)
Are Training Subsidies for Firms Effective?
243(14)
The Michigan Experience
Harry J. Holzer
Richard N. Block
Marcus Cheatham
Jack H. Knott
Changing the Geography of Opportunity by Expanding Residential Choice
257(26)
Lessons from the Gautreaux Program
James E. Rosenbaum
Changes in Alcohol Consumption Resulting from the Elimination of Retail Wine Monopolies
283(12)
Results from Five U.S. States
Alexander C. Wagenaar
Harold D. Holder
PART VIII Dilemmas of Evaluation 295(56)
Fifth-Year Report
297(32)
Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
John F. Witte
Troy D. Sterr
Christopher A. Thorn
School Choice in Milwaukee: A Randomized Experiment
329(16)
Jay P. Greene
Paul E. Peterson
Jiangtao Du
Two Sides of One Story
345(6)
Chieh-Chen Bowen
Index 351(4)
About the Authors 355

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