|Boulmetis, John / Dutwin, Phyllis|
The ABCs of Evaluation
Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers
3. Edition November 2011
2011. 304 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-470-87354-0 - John Wiley & Sons
Thoroughly revised and updated, this third edition of the bestselling book offers an introduction to program evaluation including information on stakeholder relationships, program design, data collection and analysis, reporting results, and other important steps. This edition expands coverage of evaluation models and logic models. Written for any program type or setting, The ABCs of Evaluation shows how to select participants for the evaluation and how to deal with multiple goals and objectives--including those of the organization, the staff, and the client. All references and pedagogical features including learning objectives, key terms, and questions for discussion have been updated.
From the contents
1. What Is Evaluation?
2. Why Evaluate?
3. Decision Making: Whom to Involve, How, and Why.
4. Starting Point: The Evaluator's Program Description.
5. Choosing an Evaluation Model.
6. Data Sources.
7. Data Analysis.
8. Is It Evaluation or Is It Research?
9. Writing the Evaluation Report.
10. Evaluation as a Business.
Appendix A: More on Data Analysis.
Appendix B: Sample Evaluation Report.
Appendix C: Sample Evaluation Contract.