By (author) David Royse , By (author) Deborah Padgett , By (author) Bruce A. Thyer
Product details '' Format Paperback | 432 pages '' Dimensions 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 566.99g '' Publication date 06 Feb 2015 '' Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc '' Imprint CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing '' Publication City/Country Mason, OH, United States '' Language English '' Edition Student edition '' Edition statement 6th edition '' ISBN10 1305101960 '' ISBN13 9781305101968
PROGRAM EVALUATION, 6th Edition helps readers learn how to evaluate services and programs that they will encounter in their professional practice. In the process of learning evaluation techniques and skills, readers will become proficient at critically analyzing evaluation studies conducted by others. The authors present and simplify all the essentials needed for a critical appreciation of evaluation issues and methodology. The book's clear writing style and clear presentation of concepts, as well as the its hands-on and applied focus, will guide readers on how to gather evidence and demonstrate that their interventions and programs are effective in improving clients' lives. This edition's up-to-date coverage includes a greater number of references to current literature, emphasizing that consulting the literature is an important step in recognizing, developing, and evaluating evidence-based practice or research-informed practice.
Table of Contents '' Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Ethical Issues in Program Evaluation. 3. Needs Assessment. 4. Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Evaluation. 5. Formative and Process Evaluation . 6. Single System Research Designs. 7. Client Satisfaction. 8. Sampling. 9. Group Research Designs. 10. Cost-Effectiveness and Cost Analysis. 11. Measurement Tools and Strategies. 12. Illustrations of Instruments. 13. Pragmatic Issues. 14. Writing Evaluation Proposals, Reports, and Journal Articles. Index.