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Handbook of practical program evaluation

Author: Kathryn E Newcomer; Harry P Hatry; Joseph S Wholey
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass & Pfeiffer Imprints, Wiley, 2015.
Series: Essential texts for nonprofit and public leadership and management
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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The leading program evaluation reference, updated with the latest tools and techniques. The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation provides tools for managers and evaluators to address questions about the performance of public and nonprofit programs. Neatly integrating authoritative, high-level information with practicality and readability, this guide gives you the tools and processes you need to analyze your  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Handbook of practical program evaluation.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass & Pfeiffer Imprints, Wiley, 2015
(DLC) 2015009201
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn E Newcomer; Harry P Hatry; Joseph S Wholey
ISBN: 9781118893616 1118893611 9781118893692 1118893697 1118893603 9781118893609
OCLC Number: 905668071
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation --
Contents --
Figures, Tables, and Exhibits --
Figures --
Tables --
Exhibits --
Preface --
Intended Audience --
Scope --
Need for Program Evaluation --
Handbook Organization --
Acknowledgments --
The Editors --
The Contributors --
PART ONE Evaluation Planning and Design --
The Chapters --
CHAPTER ONE PLANNING AND DESIGNING USEFUL EVALUATIONS --
Matching the Evaluation Approach to Information Needs --
Select Programs to Evaluate --
Select the Type of Evaluation --
Identify Contextual Elements That May Affect Evaluation Conduct and Use. Produce the Methodological Rigor Needed to Support Credible Findings --
Choose Appropriate Measures --
Choose Reliable Ways to Obtain the Chosen Measures --
Supporting Causal Inferences --
Internal Validity --
Generalizability --
Statistical Conclusion Validity --
Reporting --
Planning a Responsive and Useful Evaluation --
Planning Evaluation Processes --
Data Collection --
Data Analysis --
Using Evaluation Information --
Glossary --
References --
CHAPTER TWO ANALYZING AND ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS --
Understanding Who Is a Stakeholder-Especially a Key Stakeholder. Identifying and Working with Primary Intended Users --
1. Develop Facilitation Skills --
2. Find and Train Evaluation Information Users --
3. Find Tipping Point Connectors --
4. Facilitate High-Quality Interactions --
5. Nurture Interest in Evaluation --
6. Demonstrate Cultural Sensitivity and Competence --
7. Anticipate Turnover of Intended Users --
Using Stakeholder Identification and Analysis Techniques --
Conducting Basic Stakeholder Identification and Analysis --
Choosing Evaluation Stakeholder Analysis Participants --
Creating a Purpose Network Diagram --
Dealing with Power Differentials. Power Versus Interest Grid --
Stakeholder Influence Diagram --
Bases of Power-Directions of Interest Diagram --
Determining the Evaluations Purpose and Goals --
Engaging Stakeholders --
Meeting the Challenges of Turbulent and Uncertain Environments --
Conclusion --
References --
CHAPTER THREE USING LOGIC MODELS --
What Is a Logic Model? --
The Utility of Logic Models --
Theory-Driven Evaluation --
Building the Logic Model --
Stage 1: Collecting the Relevant Information --
Stage 2: Clearly Defining the Problem and Its Context. Stage 3: Defining the Elements of the Program in a Table: Early Sense Making --
Stage 4: Drawing the Logic Model to Reveal the Programs Theory of Change --
Stage 5: Verifying the Program Logic Model with Stakeholders --
Conclusion --
References --
CHAPTER FOUR EXPLORATORY EVALUATION --
Evaluability Assessment Assesses a Programs Readiness for Evaluation --
The Evaluability Assessment Process --
Issues, Problems, and Potential Solutions --
Significance --
Rapid Feedback Evaluation Produces Tested Evaluation Designs --
The Rapid Feedback Evaluation Process.
Series Title: Essential texts for nonprofit and public leadership and management
Responsibility: Kathryn E. Newcomer, Harry P. Hatry, Joseph S. Wholey, editors.

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