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Title: PROGRAM EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS - A TECHNICAL GUIDE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Public Technology, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 67
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Public Technology, Inc
Washington, DC 20004
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, DC 20410-3000
Contract Number: 2237
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A PROCEDURAL GUIDE CONTAINING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES OF PROGRAM EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS IS OFFERED FOR ADMINISTRATORS, ANALYSTS, AND STAFF WHO DIRECTLY CONDUCT EVALUATIONS AND ANALYSES.
Abstract: THIS GUIDE DESCRIBES EACH EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS TASK IN STEP-BY-STEP DETAIL, PROVIDES SELECTED DOCUMENTATION, AND OFFERS OPTIONS FOR ADAPTING THESE STEPS TO LOCAL CONDITIONS. THE MATERIAL IS ORGANIZED INTO FOUR MAJOR CATEGORIES: (1) PREPARATORY TASKS, (2) PROGRAM EVALUATION, (3) PROGRAM ANALYSIS, AND (4) FOLLOWUP PROCEDURES. THE FIRST SECTION DISCUSSES SELECTION OF APPROPRIATE PROGRAMS FOR EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS, DEFINITION OF THE PROJECT SCOPE, AND PREPARATION OF A PROJECT WORK PLAN. INSTRUCTIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR CHOOSING THE PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS, UTILIZING OUTSIDE RESOURCES, AND DEFINING OR REDEFINING PROGRAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES. THE PROBLEM OF ESTABLISHING CRITERIA FOR MEASURING PROGRAM PERFORMANCE IS ALSO COVERED. THE SECTION ON PROGRAM EVALUATION INVOLVES SELECTION OF THE PROPER EVALUATION DESIGN, COLLECTION OF THE NECESSARY INFORMATION AND DATA, AND SYNTHESIZING INFORMATION AND DATA TO DRAW CONCLUSIONS ABOUT PROGRAM RESULTS. METHODS FOR DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM APPROACHES ARE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SUBJECT OF PROGRAM ANALYSIS. COST ESTIMATES FOR ALTERNATIVES ARE DISCUSSED AS WELL AS EFFECTIVENESS AND FEASIBILITY EVALUATIONS. ANALYSIS OF THE AVAILABLE OPTIONS IS ALSO CONSIDERED. THE FINAL SECTION DISCUSSES PREPARATION OF A DRAFT REPORT ON PROGRAM EVALUATION OR ANALYSIS, REVIEW OF THE DRAFT REPORT WITH INTERESTED PARTIES, AND COMMUNICATION OF THE FINDINGS TO TOP MANAGEMENT. INSTRUCTIONS ARE GIVEN FOR ORGANIZING AND MONITORING THE IMPLEMENTATION EFFORT. EACH SECTION OF THE GUIDE IS ACCOMPANIED BY A FLOW CHART ILLUSTRATING ACTIVITIES TO BE UNDERTAKEN FOR THE PARTICULAR OPERATION. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN THE EVALUATION THEORY, A DISCUSSION OF SAMPLE SURVEYS, AND A FUNCTIONALLY ORGANIZED LIST OF EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED BY FIVE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ALONG WITH INFORMATION ON CONTACT SOURCES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Cost effectiveness analysis; Evaluation; Evaluation criteria; Evaluation techniques; Objectives; Procedure manuals; Program Adaptability/Replication; Program evaluation; Program evaluation review techniques; Program implementation; Testing and measurement
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