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NCJ Number: 50468 Find in a Library
Title: READINGS IN EVALUATION RESEARCH, 2ND ED.
Corporate Author: Russell Sage Foundation
United States of America
Editor(s): F G CARO
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 448
Sponsoring Agency: Basic Books
New York, NY 10022
Russell Sage Foundation
New York, NY 10065
Sale Source: Basic Books
10 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EVALUATION RESEARCH IS EXAMINED WITH ATTENTION TO PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY, ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING THE EVALUATION RESEARCH ROLE, MEASUREMENT AND DESIGN, AND CASE MATERIALS.
Abstract: FOLLOWING AN OVERVIEW DEALING WITH BASIC, ORGANIZATIONAL, AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN EVALUATION RESEARCH, GENERAL ARTICLES ADDRESS SUCH ISSUES AS THE NATURE OF THE EVALUATION TASK, THE ROLE OF EVALUATION RESEARCH IN PROGRAMS OF DIRECTED CHANGE, THE ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT IN WHICH EVALUATION RESEARCH IS CONDUCTED, AND THE METHODOLOGICAL STRATEGIES APPROPRIATE FOR EVALUATION RESEARCH. SPECIFIC ARTICLES CONSIDER THE EVALUATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, PROGRAM EVALUATION MODELS AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RESEARCH FINDINGS, ORGANIZATIONAL STRAINS IN THE RESEARCH-PRACTITIONER RELATIONSHIP, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND THE FEDERAL EVALUATOR, THE NEED FOR RESEARCH ON THE COMMUNICATION OF RESEARCH RESULTS, THE EVALUATION OF SOCIAL PROGRAMS, EVALUATIVE STUDIES OF INSTITUTIONS FOR DELINQUENTS, RESEARCH IN LARGE-SCALE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS, AND PITFALLS IN THE EVALUATION OF SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAMS. THE CASE MATERIALS INCLUDE TREATMENT OF PROBLEMS IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EVALUATION RESEARCH ROLE AND REPORTS OF FINDINGS OF COMPLETED EVALUATION RESEARCH STUDIES, WITH ATTENTION TO THE EVALUATION OF BROAD-AIM PROGRAMS, THE EVOLUTION OF AN EVALUATION OF PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL-AGED MOTHERS, EXPERIMENTAL METHODOLOGY AND INNOVATIVE SOCIAL PROGRAMMING, A SUMMARY OF THE KANSAS CITY (MO.) PREVENTIVE PATROL EXPERIMENT, THE IMPACT OF THE HEAD START PROGRAM, AND A NATIONAL EVALUATION OF COMMUNITY SERVICES AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN AMERICAN NEW TOWNS. REFERENCES ACCOMPANY MOST OF THE ARTICLES. GRAPHIC AND TABULAR DATA, AND SUBJECT AND NAME INDEXES ARE PROVIDED. SEE ALSO NCJ-42537, 50206, AND 50469-50482.
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Evaluative research; Program evaluation; Program evaluation review techniques
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