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NCJ Number: 51179 Find in a Library
Title: MODELS AND PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATING GOVERNMENT PROVIDED LEISURE SERVICES
Journal: EVALUATION AND PROGRAM PLANNING  Volume:1  Dated:(1978)  Pages:135-139
Author(s): C MCLEAN
Corporate Author: Pergamon Press, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press, Inc
Elmsford, NY 10523
Rutgers Medical School
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Sale Source: Rutgers Medical School
College of Medicine and Denistry
Dept of Community Medicine
Piscataway, NJ 08854
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER BRIEFLY DESCRIBES AN EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT IN WHICH A LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY ATTEMPTED TO SET UP A VIABLE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION AND FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING ACCOUNTABILITY IN SERVICES DELIVERY.
Abstract: THE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED BY NASHVILLE-DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENN., TO EVALUATE THE PROVISION OF LEISURE SERVICES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION. THE TECHNIQUES, HOWEVER, CAN BE APPLIED TO OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES. THE SURVEY WAS DESIGNED TO FIND OUT WHO USED EXISTING RECREATION SERVICES, FACTORS WHICH ACCOUNT FOR DIFFERENCES IN USE, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE CITIZENS OF THE AREA WANTED MORE RECREATION SERVICES. THREE SOURCES OF DATA WERE USED; (1) AN ESTIMATE OF ACTUAL USE DERIVED FROM TICKET SALES, FEE RECEIPTS, AND HEAD COUNTS; (2) A SURVEY OF 402 HOUSEHOLDS IN THE AREA; AND (3) A SURVEY OF ACTUAL USERS CONTACTED IN THE RECREATION FACILITIES. USE OF THESE DATA TO PLAN NEW PROGRAMS, TO RELOCATE EXISTING PROGRAMS, AND TO IMPROVE COUNTY PROVISION OF LEISURE TIME SERVICES IS DESCRIBED. THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD DATA FOR THE EVALUATION OF LOCAL PROGRAMS IS DISCUSSED. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Governmental planning; Local government; Tennessee
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