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NCJ Number: 63680 Find in a Library
Title: TRANSLATING EVALUATION INTO POLICY
Corporate Author: Sage Publications, Inc
United States of America
Editor(s): R F RICH
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 160
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TRANSLATING RESEARCH RESULTS INTO POLICY IS DISCUSSED FROM THE PERSPECTIVES OF BOTH PRACTITIONERS AND ACADEMICIANS.
Abstract: THE PRACTITIONER'S PERSPECTIVE IS PROVIDED IN DISCUSSIONS OF THE ROLE OF EVALUATION RESEARCH IN MENTAL HEALTH DECISIONMAKING. THESE PAPERS COVER EVALUATION FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSPECTIVE (LEAA); (2) IN RELATION TO TWO NATIONALLY SUPPORTED COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS, THE COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS (CMHC) AND THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM (CSP); IN RELATION TO A CSP IN NEW JERSEY; AND IN RELATION TO A CMHC FROM A LOCAL AGENCY VIEWPOINT. ANOTHER ARTICLE ABOUT AID TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES POINTS OUT THAT EVALUATION SYSTEMS SHOULD TRACK INPUTS AND OUTPUTS AGAINST SCHEDULES, MEASURE PROJECT EFFECTS, DIAGNOSE PROBLEMS, AND PRESCRIBE SOLUTIONS. THE ACADEMICIAN'S PERSPECTIVE IS PROVIDED IN THE DELINEATION OF THE APPROPRIATE FRAMEWORK IN WHICH TO ORGANIZE RESEARCH FINDINGS. A STRATEGY FOR MEDIATING COMPETING PERSPECTIVES IS SUGGESTED, AND THE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE OVERALL PROBLEMSOLVING PROCESS IS IDENTIFIED. FINALLY, EMPIRICAL RESULTS ARE PRESENTED FROM STUDIES DESIGNED TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS WITH WHICH EVALUATION IS TRANSLATED INTO POLICY. TABULAR DATA, REFERENCES, AND FOONOTES ARE INCLUDED. FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, SEE NCJ 63681-84. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Evaluative research; Information Systems and Technology; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Management; Mental health; National Institute of Mental Health; New Jersey; Planning; Policy analysis; Priorities determination; Programs
Note: VOLUME 3 OF THE SAGE RESEARCH PROGRESS SERIES IN EVALUATION
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