Program Evaluation

Methods and Case Studies
 
 
Routledge (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 14. August 2018
 
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  • 334 Seiten
978-1-138-10396-2 (ISBN)
 
Revised edition of Program evaluation, c2011.
9 New edition
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Kenneth J. Linfield is Professor and Director of Graduate Training in the School of Professional Psychology at Spalding University in Louisville, KY, USA where he teaches the Program Evaluation course in the doctoral Clinical Psychology program.

Emil J. Posavac is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago, USA where he served as director of the Applied Social Psychology Graduate Program and chairman of the Psychology Department.
Preface

1 - Program Evaluation: An Overview

Evaluation Areas that Need to be Considered

Common Types of Program Evaluations

Important issues in Evaluations

Purpose of Program Evaluation

The Roles of Evaluators

Case Study 1 - Open Arms

Evaluator Profile 1 - Ben Birkby

Summary and Preview

Study Questions

Additional Resource

2 - Planning an Evaluation

Overview

Evaluation Models

Steps in Preparing to Conduct an Evaluation

Dysfunctional Attitudes Making an Evaluation Challenging

Case Study 2 - Change 4 GoodEvaluator

Evaluator Profile 2 - Regina Langhout

Summary and Preview

Study Questions

Additional Resource

3 - Developing and Using a Theory of the Program

Developing a Program Theory

Evaluation Questions Flow from Program Theory

Cautions in Choosing Evaluation Criteria

Identifying Goals and Objectives

Some Practical Limitations in Selecting Evaluation Criteria

Case Study 3 - "CU Flourish"

Evaluator Profile 3 - Drs. Beacham, Brainard, Janosy, & Reese

Summary and Preview

Study Questions

Additional Resource

4 - Developing Measures of Implementation and Outcomes

Sources of Data for Evaluation

Gathering Information Wisely

Types of Measures of Evaluation Criteria

Preparing Special Surveys

Case Study 4 - Primary Care Behavioral Health

Evaluator Profile 4 - Shannon Cambron

Summary and Preview

Study Questions

Additional Resource

5 - Ethics in Program Evaluation

Examples of the problem

Standards for the Practice of Evaluation

Ethical Issues Involved in the Treatment of People

Role Conflicts Facing Evaluators

Recognizing the Interests of Different Stakeholders

The Validity of Evaluations

Avoiding Possible Negative Side Effects of Evaluation Procedures

Institutional Review Boards and Program Evaluation

Case Study 5 - Bridges to Tomorrow

Evaluator Profile 5 - DeDe Wohlfarth

Summary and Preview

Study Questions

Additional Resource

6 - The Assessment of Need

Definitions of Need

Sources of Information for the Assessment of Need

Inadequate Assessment of Need

Using Needs Assessments in Program Planning

Case Study 6 - Improving systems to address need

Evaluator Profile 6 - Tony Sheppard

Summary and Preview

Study Questions

Additional Resource

7 - Monitoring the Implementation and the Operation of Programs

The structure of this chapter

Introduction to Monitoring

Monitoring as a Means of Evaluating Programs

What to Summarize with Information Systems

Program Records and Information Systems

Avoiding Common Problems in Implementing an Information System

Case Study 7 - Adapting to the needs of the program

Evaluator Profile 7 - Marie Dever

Summary and Preview

Study Questions

Additional Resource

8 - Qualitative Evaluation Methods

Evaluation Settings Best Served by Qualitative Evaluations

Gathering Qualitative Information

Carrying Out Qualitative Evaluations

Coordinating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Philosophical Assumptions

Case Study 8 - Healing a community

Evaluator Profile 8 - Steven Kniffley

Summary and Preview

Study Questions

Additional Resource

9 - Outcome Evaluations with One Group

One-Group Evaluation Designs

Uses of One-Group, Descriptive Designs

Threats to Internal Validity

Construct Validity in Pretest-Posttest Designs

Overinterpreting the Results of One-Group Designs

Usefulness of One-Group Designs as Initial Approaches to Program Evaluation

Case Study 9 - Spiritual Retreats with Urban Homeless Adults

Evaluator Profile 9 - Joseph Ferrari

Summary and Preview

Study Questions

Additional Resource

10 - Quasi-Experimental Approaches to Outcome Evaluation

Increasing the Number of Times Observations Are Made

Observing Other Groups

Regression Discontinuity Design

Observing Other Dependent Variables

Combining Designs to Increase Internal Validity

Case Study 10 - Learning how to evaluate - using PCOMS

Evaluator Profile 10 - Norah Chapman

Summary and Preview

Study Questions

Additional Resource

11 - Using Experiments to Evaluate Programs

Experiments In Program Evaluation

Objections to Experimentation

The Most Desirable Times to Conduct Experiments

Successfully Implementing and Interpreting an Experimental Design

Case Study 11 - Restorative Justice with Juvenile Offenders

Evaluator Profile 11 - Ida Dickie

Summary and Preview

Study Questions

Additional Resource

12 - Analyses of Costs and Outcomes

Program Costs

Comparing Outcomes To Costs

Some Details of Cost Analyses

Major Criticisms of Cost Analysis

Case Study 12 - Economic evaluation of KIDS NOW

Evaluator Profile 12 - Margaret Pennington

Summary and Preview

Study Questions

Additional Resource

13 - Evaluation Reports: Interpreting and Communicating Findings

Developing a Communication Plan

Personal Presentations of Findings

Content of Formal Written Evaluation Reports

Provide Progress Reports and Press Releases

Case Study 13 - Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project II

Summary and Preview

Study Questions

Additional Resources

14 - How to Encourage Utilization

Obstacles to Effective Utilization

Dealing with Mixed Findings

Using Evaluations When an Innovative Program Seems No Better Than Other Treatments

Developing a Learning Culture

The Evaluation Attitude

Case Study 14 - Engaging stakeholders

Evaluator Profile 14 - Stacy Deck

Summary and Possible Trends for Program Evaluation

Study Questions

Additional Resource

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