Practical Program Evaluation
Theory-Driven Evaluation and the Integrated Evaluation Perspective
- Huey T. Chen - Mercer University, USA
Evaluation | Program Evaluation | Public Health Program Evaluation
The Second Edition of Practical Program Evaluation shows readers how to systematically identify stakeholders’ needs in order to select the evaluation options best suited to meet those needs. Within his discussion of the various evaluation types, Huey T. Chen details a range of evaluation approaches suitable for use across a program’s life cycle. At the core of program evaluation is its body of concepts, theories, and methods. This revised edition provides an overview of these, and includes expanded coverage of both introductory and more cutting-edge techniques within six new chapters. Illustrated throughout with real-world examples that bring the material to life, the Second Edition provides many new tools to enrich the evaluator’s toolbox.
The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:
- Interesting and relevant additional readings provide a jumping-off point for course assignments, papers, research, group work, and class discussion.
- EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles.
Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:
- Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
- Detailed lecture notes that align with the PowerPoint slides summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
- EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
Not currently teaching a course in evaluation - when I enxt do, this is my number one choice for a text!
This book is well presented. My students can easily follow the logic of program evaluation.
Although the text was useful, it did not address all necessary course modules for my particular course.
I was quite impressed with the text, both its coverage of the topic and its flow of presentation.
Practical Program Evaluation provides an essential conceptual framework to students of social policy, who will find this text invaluable as they embark on their professional career. Its treatment of stakeholders has particular merit in ensuring a successful evaluation process and outcome. The text is highly accessible, and exposes students to a broad array of approaches which will prove useful in different agency settings