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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.
Table of Contents
|Figures, Tables, and Exhibits|
|Evaluation Planning and Design|
|Planning and Designing Useful Evaluations|
|Analyzing and Engaging Stakeholders|
|Using Logic Models|
|Performance Measurement: Monitoring Program Outcomes|
|Comparison Group Designs|
|Randomized Controlled Trials and Nonrandomized Designs|
|Conducting Case Studies|
|Recruitment and Retention of Study Participants|
|Designing, Managing, and Analyzing Multisite Evaluations|
|Practical Data Collection Procedures|
|Using Agency Records|
|Using Trained Observer Ratings|
|Collecting Data in the Field|
|Using the Internet|
|Conducting Semi-Structured Interviews|
|Focus Group Interviewing|
|Using Stories in Evaluation|
|Qualitative Data Analysis|
|Using Statistics in Evaluation|
|Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit Analysis|
|Meta-Analyses, Systematic Reviews, and Evaluation Syntheses|
|Use of Evaluation|
|Pitfalls in Evaluation|
|Providing Recommendations, Suggestions, and Options for Improvement|
|Writing for Impact|
|Contracting for Evaluation Products and Services|
|Use of Evaluation in Government: The Politics of Evaluation|
|Evaluation Challenges, Issues, and Trends|
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