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"Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, now in its seventh edition, has assumed the role of a true classic in its domain."-- LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE RESEARCHSince Peter H. Rossi, Mark W. Lipsey, and Howard E. Freeman first published Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, more than 100,000 readers have considered it the premier text on how to design, implement, and appraise social programs through evaluation. In this completely revised Seventh Edition, the authors include the latest techniques and approaches to evaluation as well as guidelines to tailor evaluations to fit programs and social contexts.This bestselling text covers the full range of evaluation topics, including:- Framing evaluation questions- Uncovering program theory- Studying implementation- Designing impact assessments- Assessing program costs and benefits- Understanding the politics of evaluatingWith decades of hands-on experience conducting evaluations, the authors provide scores of examples to help students understand how evaluators deal with various critical issues. They include a glossary of key terms and concepts, making this the most comprehensive and authoritative evaluation text available.Thoroughly revised, the Seventh Edition now includes:- Substantially more attention to outcome measurement- Lengthy discussions of program theory, including a section about detecting program effects and interpreting their practical significance- An augmented and updated discussion of major evaluation designs- A detailed exposition of meta-analysis as an approach to the synthesis of evaluation studies- Alternative approaches to evaluation- Examples of successful evaluations- Discussions of the political and social contexts of evaluation.
The third edition of this best-selling text in evaluation incorporates the experience that the authors gained from the many evaluations they have undertaken since the first edition. On more than one occasion they found themselves on opposite sides of the table -- representing different agencies involved in a project. Evaluation has changed much in ten years, and this edition reflects those changes: introduction of microcomputers; econometric modelling; political changes and much more. A companion Workbook has been published in conjunction with this edition.
This strategic approach to project evaluation goes beyond technical skills and number crunching to focus of the four major aspects of project evaluation: 1. Conceptual: Discover how to custom design your evaluation to take into account the specific needs of everyone concerned with your particular project. 2. Managerial: See how to take control of your evaluation and guide it in the right direction by effectively managing finances, time, staff, and consultants. 3. Technical: Get up to speed on evaluation terminology, instrument design, information collection methods, and testing techniques.4. Political: Find out how to put people at ease and win their cooperation, be sensitive to all parties' needs, and use nonthreatening language and communicate evaluation results in the best possible light, without compromising accuracy and objectivity. Effective Evaluation shows you how to combine all four aspects into a practical, effective evaluation plan to impress funders as well as capture the information you need to strengthen your project.
The Second Edition of Health Program Planning and Evaluation will help you to systematically develop, thoughtfully implement, and rigorously evaluate health programs across a variety of health disciplines. This thorough revision includes updated examples and references throughout, reflecting the major changes within the field. This outstanding resource prepares students and professionals to become savvy consumers of evaluation reports and prudent users of evaluation consultants. It presents practical tools and concepts in language suitable for both the practicing and novice health program planner and evaluator.
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Monitoring and Evaluation Training fills a gap in the literature by providing readers with a systematic approach to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) training for programs and projects. Bridging theoretical concepts with practical, how-to knowledge, authors Scott Chaplowe and J. Bradley Cousins draw upon the scholarly literature, applied resources, and over 50 years of combined experience to provide expert guidance for M&E training that can be tailored to different training needs and contexts, from training for professionals or non-professionals, to organization staff, community members, and other groups with a desire to learn and sustain sound M&E practices.
"Educational Evaluation, Assessment and Monitoring" presents methodological development in educational measurement, monitoring on the basis of indicator systems, and review-type approaches such as inspection and school self-evaluation.

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