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«The ABCs of Evaluation»

Putting It All TogetherPutting It All TogetherChoosing an Evaluation ModelSamplingFour Levels of DataWhat Is Evaluation?Decision Making: Whom to Involve, How, and Why?Sample Evaluation ContractRatio DataGoal-Free ModelWriting the Evaluation ReportOther ModelsIs There a Market for Program Evaluation?Negotiating ResponsibilitiesThe Report OutlineSection Five: ResultsPublic SectorPutting It All TogetherInterviewOverviewFormative and Summative EvaluationsQualitative and Quantitative CharacteristicsSentence CompletionKey Words and ConceptsProgram Implementation and Formative EvaluationData AnalysisStarting Point: The Evaluator's Program DescriptionPutting It All TogetherKey Words and ConceptsNonprobability Sampling MethodsNeeds AnalysisScalesLong-Term ContractsNewly Collected DataOverlooked StakeholdersData AnalysisPutting It All TogetherBenefitsChoosing the Right ModelDecision-Making NeedsConsiderationsLimitationsTypes of Evaluation for Decision MakingPublic SectorUnderstanding of OutcomesEvaluating Efficiency, Effectiveness, and ImpactDemonstrating SuccessReactive ResourcesPREFACEProgram PlanningEvaluating AlternativesWhy Evaluate?DataEvaluation ReportsProgram and Project CyclesOrdinal DataDetermining Evaluation or Research from IntentPrivate SectorHow Do You Find the Business?Nature of Data CollectionEvaluation as a BusinessMore On Data AnalysisPricing Your ServicesKey Words and ConceptsEmergency ResourcesMeasures of Central TendencySample Data Types for Monitoring a Job-Training Program More Than One Way to EvaluateKey Words and ConceptsProactive ResourcesCommunicating Your FindingsGoal-Based MethodTHE AUTHORSDecision-Making ModelTestsSample Data Sources for Monitoring a Job-Training Program Practical ApplicationLevels of DataStatisticsFour Evaluation ModelsCommon DenominatorsKey Words and ConceptsKey Words and ConceptsNominal DataSection Four: Description of the Evaluation StudyExisting DataTermsSection Six: Discussion of the Program and Its ResultsKeeping the Business AliveGrants and GrantsmanshipOpportunitiesObservational AnalysisFormal Reasons to EvaluateProgram PhasesIs It Evaluation or Is It Research?How Do You Negotiate a Contract?What an Evaluator's Program Description Can DoPutting It All TogetherProbability Sampling MethodsIdentifying Areas to ImproveUsing This BookQuality of Work: The Extent to Which the Employee Actually Completes a Job Assignment CorrectlySample Evaluation ReportPutting It All TogetherOther ConsiderationsQuestions Based on the EPDStarting PointDiscrepancy ModelBenefits to Sponsors and StaffEvaluation and MonitoringSampling and SurveysKey Words and ConceptsData SourcesPutting It All TogetherDetermining Evaluation or Research from DesignSocial and Political SituationsQualitative and Quantitative Data SourcesKey Words and ConceptsEvaluation Design FormatPreparing a ContractTwo Definitions of EvaluationPrivate SectorSection Two: Statement of the Evaluation's PurposeQuestions Not Specifically Based on the EPDSection Three: Background InformationInterval DataPutting It All TogetherDeveloping an Evaluator's Program DescriptionKey Words and ConceptsResearch for New SolutionsMaintaining Relationships with Funding OrganizationsTransaction ModelFinal Evaluation: SummativeMeasures of VariabilityPutting It All TogetherOther LevelsProgram Planning Cycle and Evaluation
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