A Practical Guide to Program Evaluation Planning: Theory and by Debra J. Holden, PhD, Marc A. Zimmerman

By Debra J. Holden, PhD, Marc A. Zimmerman

A pragmatic consultant to software review making plans: idea and Case Examples offers a step by step approach to steer evaluators in making plans a complete, but possible, software evaluation-from begin to design-within any context. No booklet at present out there delineate the necessary steps for getting ready to behavior an evaluate. The co-editors of this article constructed a version to lead the advanced means of making plans for application reviews in a number of settings. This version, entitled review making plans Incorporating Context (EPIC), builds on earlier paintings via supplying a pragmatic, utilized step by step technique for making plans a software assessment in any atmosphere. Contributing authors then use the EPIC version to explain an overview approach that they in numerous settings. The EPIC version and the case examples awarded during this booklet supply evaluators with the conceptual instruments and a framework for considering the pre-evaluation initiatives which may be precious for a winning, beneficial, and informative overview. Key FeaturesPresent new assessment making plans version that gives a step-by step procedure for a way to devise for a application evaluate in any contextIntroduces scholars to the problems in making plans for an review inside of chosen contexts utilizing case studiesFocuses on making plans ahead of layout through delivering sensible suggestions to devise an review from the beginning, ahead of a layout can or has been determinedIntended AudienceThis is an important supplemental textual content for overview classes.

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H. (1991). Linking evaluation to policy research. In W. R. Shadish, T. D. Cook, & L. C. ), Foundations of program evaluation: Theories of practice (pp. 179–224). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Wholey, J. S. (1978). Zero-base budgeting and program evaluation. Washington, DC: Lexington Books. 02-Holden-45689:02-Holden-45689 8/9/2008 4:11 PM Page 32 03-Holden-45689:03-Holden-45689 8/9/2008 4:53 PM Page 33 3 PLANNING FOR AN EDUCATION EVALUATION Julie A. Marshall A thorough analysis of contextual factors in the school setting can help inform and clarify the evaluation questions that are most meaningful and the design and assessment methods that are most feasible.

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