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NCJ Number: 51843 Find in a Library
Title: DIFFERENTIAL SOCIAL PROGRAM EVALUATION
Author(s): T TRIPODI; P FELLIN; I EPSTEIN
Corporate Author: F E Peacock Publisher, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 185
Sponsoring Agency: F E Peacock Publisher, Inc
Itasca, IL 60143
Sale Source: F E Peacock Publisher, Inc
401 West Irving Park Road
Itasca, IL 60143
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN PRIMARILY FOR ADMINISTRATORS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES TO PROVIDE A FRAMEWORK FOR MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT SOCIAL PROGRAM EVALUATIONS AND TO HELP EVALUATE THE EVALUATION.
Abstract: CHAPTERS DISCUSS THE GROWING DEMAND FOR EVALUATION, THE DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNIQUES FOR SOCIAL PROGRAM EVALUATION, AND THE STATE OF THE ART. PRESSURES ON PROGRAM DIRECTORS ARE DISCUSSED, ALONG WITH THE IMPORTANT ROLE THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR MUST ASSUME IN PLANNING AN EVALUATION. SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PROBLEMS INVOLVING EVALUATIONS ARE EXAMINED. THE POSITIVE RESULTS WHICH CAN ACCRUE FROM A GOOD EVALUATION, HOWEVER, ARE EMPHASIZED. TECHNIQUES FOR EVALUATION ARE DISCUSSED: THE STAGES OF A PROGRAM'S DEVELOPMENT ARE CONSIDERED, AND APPROPRIATE EVALUATION STRATEGIES FOR EACH STAGE ARE DETERMINED. NUMEROUS CASE EXAMPLES ARE INCLUDED. EVALUATION OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGIES EXAMINED IN DETAIL INCLUDE SOCIAL ACCOUNTING, ADMINISTRATIVE AUDITS, TIME-AND-MOTION STUDIES, EXPERIMENTS, SURVEYS, CASE STUDIES, COUNTING ANALYSES, AND COST BENEFIT ANALYSES. THE USE OF CONSULTANTS IS EXAMINED ALSO. TABLES AND CHARTS ARE INCLUDED. EACH CHAPTER HAS REFERENCES APPENDED. THE BOOK IS INDEXED.
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Management; Planning
Note: REVISION OF SOCIAL PROGRAM EVALUATION PUBLISHED BY F E PEACOCK, 1971
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