skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 50267 Find in a Library
Title: CRITIQUES AND COMMENTARIES ON EVALUATION RESEARCH ACTIVITIES - RUSSELL SAGE REPORTS
Journal: EVALUATION  Volume:3  Issue:1-2  Dated:(1976)  Pages:115-138
Author(s): K C LYALL; R C LARSON; S E FIENBERG; K LARNTZ; A J REISS; F E ZIMRING; T D COOK
Corporate Author: Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation, Inc
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN EXPERIMENT DESIGNED BY THE RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN ACADEMICS AND PRACTITIONERS PROFESSIONALLY CONCERNED WITH EVALUATION RESEARCH IS DISCUSSED.
Abstract: A SERIES OF INSERTS CONTAINS REVIEWS AND CRITIQUES OF EVALUATION STUDIES, ASSESSMENTS, AND SHORT METHODOLOGICAL NOTES INTENDED TO INFORM PRACTITIONERS OF ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES EMERGING IN SCHOLARLY JOURNALS. FEDERAL INITIATIVES MANDATING SYSTEMATIC EVALUATIONS OF LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMS HAVE BROADENED THE INTEREST IN AND URGENCY FOR MORE SOPHISTICATED METHODS OF ANALYSIS. CLOSER ATTENTION IS DIRECTED TOWARD AUDITING AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATIONS OF SOCIAL PROGRAMS AND TOWARD THE RELATIVE EFFICIENCY OF CENTRALIZED VERSUS DECENTRALIZED PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AND ASSOCIATED PROBLEMS OF ACCOUNTABILITY. IT IS HOPED THAT THE CITED MATERIALS WILL INTEGRATE TECHNICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ADVANCES WITH POLICY AND PROGRAMMATIC ASPECTS OF EVALUATION RESEARCH. THE INSERTS CONCERN A MAJOR FIELD EXPERIMENT IN LAW ENFORCEMENT REFERRED TO AS THE KANSAS CITY PREVENTIVE PATROL EXPERIMENT IN MISSOURI. A PROPOSED REDESIGN OF THE EXPERIMENT FOR USE IN OTHER CITIES IS PRESENTED, ALONG WITH A GUIDE TO THE METHODOLOGICAL LITERATURE ON THE ANALYSIS OF NONEQUIVALENT CONTROL GROUP DESIGNS. CONSIDERATION IS GIVEN TO THE USE OF BALANCED DESIGNS TO DETECT SMALLER RESPONSES THAN ARE POSSIBLE WITH RANDOM DESIGNS, CONTRASTS BETWEEN CONTROLLED EXPERIMENTS AND RELIANCE ON THE ANALYSIS OF CROSS-SECTION DATA IN DETERRENCE LITERATURE, DETERRENCE POLICY ALTERNATIVES, AND ECONOMETRIC STUDIES. REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Evaluative research; Missouri; Patrol
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=50267

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.