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NCJ Number: 50608 Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATION IN ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE, AND MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS - THE SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR'S VIEW (FROM PROGRAM EVALUATION - ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE, AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, 1975, BY JACK ZUSMAN ET AL - SEE NCJ-50594)
Author(s): E A HARGROVE
Corporate Author: D C Heath and Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: D C Heath and Co
Lexington, MA 02173
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE SYSTEMS APPROACH TO EVALUATION, INVOLVING KEY FACTOR ANALYSIS, IS EXAMINED FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF SERVICE ADMINISTRATORS.
Abstract: KEY FACTORS ANALYSIS IS A SYSTEMS TECHNIQUE THAT SHIFTS THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION AWAY FROM DETAILS TO A PERCEPTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH PERSONS LIVE AND OPERATE. IT DOES THIS TO BRING INTO THE OPEN UNDETECTED RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS AND VALUE SYSTEMS. KEY FACTOR ANALYSIS IS A SYNTHESIS OF GENERAL SYSTEMS THEORY, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, AND BUSINESS-ORIENTED DISCIPLINES. USING THIS FORM OF ANALYSIS, IT IS POSSIBLE TO ACCOUNT FOR EFFECTIVENESS, EFFICIENCY, AND OVERALL PERFORMANCE ASPECTS OF AN ORGANIZATION. THE RESULTS ARE EXPRESSED IN TERMS OF BENEFITS THAT ACCRUE TO CLIENTS AND THE COMMUNITY. IN CONSIDERING VARIOUS STEPS INVOLVED IN KEY FACTOR ANALYSIS, PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION SHOULD BE VIEWED AS AN INTEGRATED PART OF A HOLISTIC PHILOSOPHY OF MANAGEMENT. THESE STEPS INVOLVE DEFINING THE PURPOSE OF AN ORGANIZATION, DEFINING OBJECTIVES, GROUPING OBJECTIVES USING THE SINGLE CRITERION OF CONCURRENT ACCOMPLISHMENT, BUILDING INFORMATION SYSTEMS, AND INTRODUCING GOALS. RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN EVALUATION SECTIONS AND MANAGEMENT GROUPS USING KEY FACTOR ANALYSIS ARE CRUCIAL. OUTCOME STUDIES INVOLVE ACTIVITIES CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH PROGRAM EVALUATION AND ARE CONCERNED WITH THE RESULTS OF INTERVENTION IN ORGANIZATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS. THE SCOPE OF EVALUATION EFFORTS, WHERE EVALUATION IS PLACED WITHIN AN ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT, ENCOMPASSES THE POPULATION TO BE SERVED, CLIENTELE, THE ORGANIZATION ITSELF, AND ARTICULATION. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Management; Objectives; Organization studies; Program evaluation; Statistical analysis; Systems analysis
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