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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Methods and Applications

Second Edition


November 2000 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In Praise of First Edition

`Levin does an excellent job presenting the principles, concepts, and techniques of cost analyses and demonstrates their application through the use of specific educational examples and meaningful exercises.' - Journal of Health Administration and Education

This Second Edition of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis continues to provide the most current, step-by-step guide to planning and implementing a cost analysis study.

Henry M Levin and Patrick J McEwan use detailed and varied examples from studies and articles, ranging from education to public health, to introduce the principles and practice of cost-effectiveness analysis.

The authors take account of both the costs and the effects of selecting alternatives, and suggest methods of minimizing the costs of research. New to this edition: expanded coverage of cost effectiveness from types of technique to use, to how to interpret the data; the latest information on cost benefits analysis and how to relate it to outcome measures; in-depth chapter-end exercises to enable readers to sharpen their ability to evaluate policy options and programme effectiveness; feedback appendix for readers to evaluate their responses to exercises; comprehensive bibliography of methodological sources on cost analysis and educational settings grouped by category.

This thorough volume primes the reader to deal with any evaluation situation by studying cost-effective analysis in relation to cost-benefit analysis, cost-utility analysis, and cost-feasibility analysis.

 
Introduction to Cost Analysis
 
Establishing an Analytic Framework
 
The Concept and Measurement of Costs
 
Placing Values on Ingredients
 
Analyzing Costs
 
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
 
Cost-Benefit Analysis
 
Cost-Utility Analysis
 
The Use of Cost Evaluations

"Every student in evaluation studies and all who aspire to become professional evaluators must have some minimal knowledge of cost-effectiveness. The content of this book should admirably serve that purpose and should be required reading in all programs that prepare professional evaluators both inside and outside the field of education." 

Darrell R. Lewis
Educational Policy, University of Minnesota

"I award the authors many accolades for an excellent treatment of a very complex topic which is now translated into useable materials for management." 

Jon S. Ebeling
Political Science, California State University, Chico

"Research shows that smaller class sizes generate benefits in the form of higher achievement. But does that mean that reducing class size is a cost-effective policy change? This book by Levin and McEwan provides the analytical tools and concepts for educational policy makers to address that and many other policy questions." 

Helen F. Ladd
Public Policy Studies & Economics, Duke University

"Listing all of its virtues would be superfluous. Levin and McEwan have produced an excellent resource for teaching, a valuable handbook for practitioners, and a solid guide to research."

David Plank
Comparative Education Review

". . . the presentation is lucid and the examples and math are not taxing. Furthermore, the pedagogical and other improvements in the text are more than marginal; they are major, and make the purchase of this second edition well 'worth it' even if you have the first."

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