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A short course of lectures
«The ABCs of Evaluation»





Key Words and ConceptsMaintaining Relationships with Funding OrganizationsNegotiating ResponsibilitiesStatisticsFormal Reasons to EvaluateKey Words and ConceptsData AnalysisObservational AnalysisTermsIs There a Market for Program Evaluation?Sample Data Sources for Monitoring a Job-Training Program More Than One Way to EvaluatePutting It All TogetherMeasures of Central TendencyPutting It All TogetherNonprobability Sampling MethodsTwo Definitions of EvaluationPutting It All TogetherFour Evaluation ModelsKey Words and ConceptsSample Data Types for Monitoring a Job-Training Program Key Words and ConceptsQuestions Based on the EPDNature of Data CollectionStarting Point: The Evaluator's Program DescriptionKeeping the Business AliveLevels of DataSocial and Political SituationsSection Six: Discussion of the Program and Its ResultsDecision-Making ModelTransaction ModelHow Do You Negotiate a Contract?Long-Term ContractsPutting It All TogetherIs It Evaluation or Is It Research?Data SourcesPreparing a ContractOther LevelsExisting DataResearch for New SolutionsOther ModelsSampling and SurveysWhat Is Evaluation?Determining Evaluation or Research from IntentPREFACEProactive ResourcesPublic SectorSection Two: Statement of the Evaluation's PurposeGoal-Free ModelDecision Making: Whom to Involve, How, and Why?What an Evaluator's Program Description Can DoFinal Evaluation: SummativeRatio DataWhy Evaluate?Pricing Your ServicesKey Words and ConceptsSection Five: ResultsPutting It All TogetherSection Four: Description of the Evaluation StudyEvaluation Design FormatEmergency ResourcesMore On Data AnalysisQualitative and Quantitative Data SourcesKey Words and ConceptsBenefitsInterviewOverviewPutting It All TogetherUsing This BookSample Evaluation ReportNeeds AnalysisPutting It All TogetherFormative and Summative EvaluationsProgram PhasesPutting It All TogetherKey Words and ConceptsProgram PlanningGoal-Based MethodLimitationsEvaluation and MonitoringDecision-Making NeedsDeveloping an Evaluator's Program DescriptionSample Evaluation ContractWriting the Evaluation ReportTestsPublic SectorDataPrivate SectorProgram and Project CyclesCommon DenominatorsProgram Implementation and Formative EvaluationStarting PointHow Do You Find the Business?Evaluating Efficiency, Effectiveness, and ImpactKey Words and ConceptsOther ConsiderationsChoosing an Evaluation ModelPrivate SectorThe Report OutlineEvaluation as a BusinessTHE AUTHORSEvaluating AlternativesFour Levels of DataProgram Planning Cycle and EvaluationSamplingMeasures of VariabilityChoosing the Right ModelIdentifying Areas to ImproveQuestions Not Specifically Based on the EPDSentence CompletionData AnalysisUnderstanding of OutcomesInterval DataReactive ResourcesGrants and GrantsmanshipScalesPutting It All TogetherEvaluation ReportsProbability Sampling MethodsNewly Collected DataOverlooked StakeholdersTypes of Evaluation for Decision MakingConsiderationsBenefits to Sponsors and StaffNominal DataPutting It All TogetherOrdinal DataQualitative and Quantitative CharacteristicsDetermining Evaluation or Research from DesignDemonstrating SuccessPractical ApplicationQuality of Work: The Extent to Which the Employee Actually Completes a Job Assignment CorrectlyOpportunitiesSection Three: Background InformationCommunicating Your FindingsKey Words and ConceptsDiscrepancy Model
 
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