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NCJ Number: 42865 Find in a Library
Title: OBSERVATIONS ON PROGRAM EVALUATION IN CORRECTIONS PROJECT REPORT
Author(s): D C GIBBONS; B D LEBOWITZ; G F BLAKE
Corporate Author: Portland State University
Ctr for Improvement of Child & Family Services
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Portland State University
Portland, OR 97207
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SOME OF THE RECENT WRITINGS ON PROGRAM EVALUATION ARE CRITIQUED, AND SUGGESTIONS ARE OFFERRED FOR MAXIMIZING THE VALUE OF FINDINGS FROM 'WEAK' EVALUATION METHODS
Abstract: NOTING THAT RECENT WRITINGS ON EVALUATION METHODS TEND TO BE OVERLY-TECHNICAL AND DIFFICULT TO APPLY, THIS PAPER INDICATES THAT AN EVALUATOR MUST FIRST BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE MAJOR DIMENSIONS OF THE INTERVENTION PROGRAM HE INTENDS TO EVALUATE. EFFECTIVENESS (WHO IS BEING REACHED BY THE PROGRAM?), EFFECIENCY (HOW IS THE PROGRAM ACTUALLY OPERATING?), AND IMPACT (WHAT ARE THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM?) ARE DESCRIBED AS THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF EVALUATION THAT MUST BE CONSIDERED IN EVERY CASE. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED IN A COMPLETE EVALUATION ARE ALSO DISCUSSED....RCB
Index Term(s): Evaluation criteria; Evaluation techniques; Program evaluation
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