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NCJ Number: 51365 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: CRIME DELINQUENCY PREVENTION READER, 2ND ED.
Author(s): J M SELBY
Corporate Author: Health Policy Analysis and Accountability Network, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 208
Sponsoring Agency: Health Policy Analysis and Accountability Network, Inc
Boise, ID 83705
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20201
Grant Number: 1 GO4 RM0000AH-0A3
Sale Source: Health Policy Analysis and Accountability Network, Inc
1310 Vista Avenue
Suite 21
Boise, ID 83705
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS MANUAL IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A FRAMEWORK FOR MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT WHEN AND HOW TO USE EVALUATIONS AND TO INCREASE THE SENSITIVITY OF PROGRAM DIRECTORS TO DIFFERENT ISSUES IN EVALUATION.
Abstract: FOLLOWING AN INTRODUCTORY OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM AND PROJECT EVALUATION AND MONITORING, A PERSPECTIVE ON EVALUATION IS PROVIDED, WITH ATTENTION TO MANAGEMENT, THE DEVELOPMENT OF EVALUATION TECHNOLOGY, THE DEMAND FOR EVALUATION, THE CONTEXT AND LEVELS OF EVALUATION, THE EVALUATION CONSULTANT'S ROLE, AND PRACTICAL CONCERNS ABOUT SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS, ENVIRONMENT OF HEALTH RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION, POLITICAL CONSTRAINTS ON EVALUATION, CONDITIONS FOR EVALUABILITY, AVAILABILITY OF HISTORICAL DATA, USE OF EVALUATION FINDINGS, AND INFLUENCE OF FUNDING SOURCES IN PROGRAM AND PROJECT EVALUATION. EVALUATION PHASES ARE OUTLINED. THE MONITORING PROCESS, THE SYSTEMATIC RECORDING OVER TIME OF DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION ABOUT PATTERNS OF EVENTS AND CONDITIONS OF PROGRAM OR PROJECT OPERATIONS, IS ALSO OUTLINED. OTHER ASPECTS EMPHASIZED INCLUDE BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE MONITORING, DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A MONITORING SYSTEM, IDENTIFYING SOURCES OF INFORMATION, CONTINUOUS COLLECTION OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION, MONITORING FISCAL EDUCATION AND POLICEMEN, PUBLIC INTERESTS, RACE AND MONITORING GRANT-RELATED INCOME, USING QUANTITATIVE AND NARRATIVE PROGRESS REPORTS, AND THE USE OF SITE VISITS. SUBSEQUENT SECTIONS ON PROJECT AND PROGRAM EVALUATION ADDRESS THE PURPOSES OF PROJECT AND PROGRAM EVALUATION, BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE EVALUATION, THEORETICAL CONSIDERATION IN SELECTING AN EVALUATION DESIGN, AND THE DESIGN, ESTABLISHMENT, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF APPROPRIATE EVALUATION APPROACHES. ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS IN BOTH PROJECT AND PROGRAM EVALUATION ARE ALSO EXAMINED. APPENDED MATERIALS INCLUDE AN OVERVIEW OF A PLANNING AND EVALUATION SYSTEM, FISCAL MONITORING FORMS, BUDGETS REVISIONS, AN EXAMPLE OF GRANT-RELATED INCOME POLICY, A PROJECT PROGRESS MONITORING FORM, APPROACHES TO EVALUATION, COMMON EVALUATION FRAMEWORKS, AND AN INTERRUPTED TIME SERIES DESIGN. TABULAR AND GRAPHIC DATA, REFERENCES, AND A GLOSSARY ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Procedure manuals; Program evaluation
Note: HPAAN (HEALTH POLICY ANALYSIS AND ACCOUNTABILITY NETWORK, INC) TECHNICAL MANUAL SERIES ON HEALTH RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
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