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NCJ Number: 30416 Find in a Library
Title: HANDBOOK OF EVALUATION RESEARCH, V 1
Editor(s): E L STRUENING; M GUTTENTAG
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 696
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FIRST IN A TWO-VOLUME WORK DESIGNED TO OFFER SPECIFIC, COMPREHENSIVE GUIDANCE IN BOTH THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF EVALUATION RESEARCH.
Abstract: IT FIRST PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF PRIMARY FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED IN CONCEPTUALIZING A PROBLEM FOR STUDY, INCLUDING THE NEED FOR COMPROMISE AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF EXTRA-DISCIPLINARY INPUT. NEXT, THE CONTRIBUTORS EXPLORE THE COMPONENTS OF DEVELOPING A RESEARCH STRATEGY AND DESIGN: REVIEWING RELEVANT LITERATURE; COLLABORATIVE PROCESSES TO ANTICIPATE AND OVERCOME OBSTACLES; AND THE PITFALLS, LIABILITIES, AND LIMITATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL TYPES OF DESIGNS. THE VOLUME GOES ON TO PROVIDE DETAILED GUIDANCE IN THE AREA OF SELECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF A SAMPLE; EXPLORES THE CHOICE OF MEASURES TO USE; DISCUSSES THE SELECTION OF PERSONNEL; ANALYZES IN DEPTH THE MAINTENANCE OF DATA COLLECTION STANDARDS OVER TIME, AND PROVIDES SUGGESTIONS FOR APPROACHES TO AND MANAGEMENT OF DATA ANALYSIS AND COMMUNICATING RESULTS. IT CONCLUDES WITH A SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EVALUATION METHODOLOGY, COVERING BOOKS AND ARTICLES INSTRUMENTAL FOR BOTH INSTRUCTIONAL AND RESEARCH PROGRAMS. AN EXTENSIVE INDEX IS ALSO INCLUDED. (VOLUME TWO, NCJ-30417, APPLIES THE TECHNIQUES OF EVALUATION RESEARCH TO SELECTED CONTENT AREAS SUCH AS MENTAL HEALTH, COMPENSATORY EDUCATION, NEW CAREERS, AND PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS.)
Index Term(s): Course materials; Evaluative research; Procedure manuals; Techniques; Theory
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