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A Systematic Approach

Seventh Edition

October 2003 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Relied on by over 90,000 readers as the text on how to design, implement, and appraise the utility of social programs through the use of evaluation methods, Evaluation, 7th Edition has been completely revised to include the latest techniques and approaches to evaluation as well as guidelines for how evaluations should be tailored to fit programs and social contexts. Plus, throughout this new edition, there is more focus on evaluation diagnostic procedures.

New to this Edition:

- The four chapters on impact assessment have been completely revised to give more attention to outcome measurement

- An at-length discussion of program theory, including a section about detecting program effects and interpreting their practical significance.

- Augmented and updated discussion of major evaluation designs

- A detailed exposition of meta-analysis as an approach to the synthesis of evaluation studies

- Consideration of alternative approaches to evaluation

- Many examples of successful evaluations

- Discussion of the political and social contexts of evaluation activities.

In addition, the entire text has been edited to make it more compact and readable, and the key concepts and glossary sections have been restructured for ease of use.

About the Authors
1. An Overview of Program Evaluation
2. Tailoring Evaluations
3. Identifying Issues and Formulating Questions
4. Assessing the Need for a Program
5. Expressing and Assessing Program Theory
6. Assessing and Monitoring Program Process
7. Measuring and Monitoring Program Outcomes
8. Assessing Program Impact: Randomized Field Experiments
9. Assessing Program Impact: Alternative Designs
10. Detecting, Interpreting, and Analyzing Program Effects
11. Measuring Efficiency
12. The Social Context of Evaluation
Author Index
Subject Index

Covered the topics of the course in a more detailed manner than my previous two textbooks.

Professor Samuel Brown
Political Science , University of Baltimore
January 25, 2012

A superb, comprehensive yet easy-to-read text that is just right for beginning evaluators.

Dr Catherine Ward
Psychology , University of Cape Town
March 28, 2011

I like this text very much and will adopt it when I teach program evaluation. I thought I was going to teach this course this semester, but it has been postponed.

Dr Bruce Stout
Criminology, The College of New Jersey
January 6, 2011

it is one of the best texts for the course on evaluation that I could find.

Dr Albert Bennett
College Of Arts Sciences, Roosevelt University
October 14, 2010

This is a very good comprehensive book on program development.

Dr Metin Ozdemir
School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University
October 4, 2010

Excellent presentation of concepts in evaluation research for students to understand

March 22, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Ch 1 An Overview of Program Evaluation

Peter Henry Rossi

Mark W. Lipsey

Howard E. Freeman

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