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«The ABCs of Evaluation»

Four Evaluation ModelsWhat an Evaluator's Program Description Can DoQuestions Based on the EPDEvaluating AlternativesSample Data Sources for Monitoring a Job-Training Program Long-Term ContractsDiscrepancy ModelPutting It All TogetherFormative and Summative EvaluationsGrants and GrantsmanshipReactive ResourcesOverlooked StakeholdersProgram Implementation and Formative EvaluationDetermining Evaluation or Research from IntentPricing Your ServicesKey Words and ConceptsKey Words and ConceptsKey Words and ConceptsChoosing the Right ModelKey Words and ConceptsTermsDecision Making: Whom to Involve, How, and Why?Other ConsiderationsPractical ApplicationPutting It All TogetherPreparing a ContractStatisticsIs There a Market for Program Evaluation?Common DenominatorsDecision-Making ModelPutting It All TogetherSection Three: Background InformationOther ModelsTypes of Evaluation for Decision MakingSection Six: Discussion of the Program and Its ResultsPutting It All TogetherStarting PointMeasures of VariabilityProactive ResourcesRatio DataIs It Evaluation or Is It Research?Public SectorFinal Evaluation: SummativeSample Evaluation ReportTransaction ModelKey Words and ConceptsKey Words and ConceptsSentence CompletionPublic SectorInterviewProgram and Project CyclesBenefits to Sponsors and StaffDeveloping an Evaluator's Program DescriptionSample Data Types for Monitoring a Job-Training Program DataEvaluation as a BusinessTHE AUTHORSData AnalysisFormal Reasons to EvaluateEvaluation ReportsQuestions Not Specifically Based on the EPDProbability Sampling MethodsObservational AnalysisProgram PhasesOverviewSection Two: Statement of the Evaluation's PurposeBenefitsHow Do You Negotiate a Contract?Section Five: ResultsNegotiating ResponsibilitiesEmergency ResourcesSampling and SurveysKey Words and ConceptsThe Report OutlineGoal-Based MethodDetermining Evaluation or Research from DesignTwo Definitions of EvaluationInterval DataNature of Data CollectionIdentifying Areas to ImproveSamplingNewly Collected DataPrivate SectorWhat Is Evaluation?Putting It All TogetherPutting It All TogetherCommunicating Your FindingsLevels of DataResearch for New SolutionsSample Evaluation ContractScalesPutting It All TogetherExisting DataQualitative and Quantitative CharacteristicsUnderstanding of OutcomesEvaluation Design FormatStarting Point: The Evaluator's Program DescriptionKeeping the Business AliveLimitationsData SourcesMaintaining Relationships with Funding OrganizationsData AnalysisQuality of Work: The Extent to Which the Employee Actually Completes a Job Assignment CorrectlyWhy Evaluate?Social and Political SituationsKey Words and ConceptsOrdinal DataPutting It All TogetherNominal DataHow Do You Find the Business?Private SectorConsiderationsProgram PlanningWriting the Evaluation ReportGoal-Free ModelPutting It All TogetherKey Words and ConceptsDecision-Making NeedsUsing This BookPREFACEFour Levels of DataProgram Planning Cycle and EvaluationEvaluating Efficiency, Effectiveness, and ImpactOpportunitiesOther LevelsMeasures of Central TendencyMore Than One Way to EvaluatePutting It All TogetherMore On Data AnalysisChoosing an Evaluation ModelNonprobability Sampling MethodsSection Four: Description of the Evaluation StudyTestsDemonstrating SuccessQualitative and Quantitative Data SourcesNeeds AnalysisEvaluation and Monitoring
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