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Evaluation
A Systematic Approach

Eighth Edition (International Student Edition)


January 2019 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Evaluation: A Systematic Approach is the bestselling comprehensive introduction to the field of programme evaluation, covering the range of evaluation research activities used in appraising the design, implementation, effectiveness and efficiency of social programmes. This Eighth Edition includes a new practical chapter on planning an evaluation.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Authors
 
1. What Is Program Evaluation and Why Is It Needed?
 
2. Social Problems and Assessing the Need for a Program
 
3. Assessing Program Theory and Design
 
4. Assessing Program Process and Implementation
 
5. Measuring and Monitoring Program Outcomes
 
6. Impact Evaluation: Isolating the Effects of Social Programs in the Real World
 
7. Impact Evaluation: Comparison Group Designs
 
8. Impact Evaluation: Design With Strict Controls on Program Acess
 
9. Detecting, Interpreting, and Exploring Program Effects
 
10. Assessing the Economic Efficiency of Programs
 
11. Planning an Evaluation
 
12. The Social and Political Context of Evaluation
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

"As a professor and a program evaluator, I find that these authors present a realistic, pragmatic view of program evaluation. Clearly presented, these authors use the same language I use with clients, which helps to ease students' transition to the workplace." 

 

As a
professor and a program evaluator, I find that these authors present a
realistic, pragmatic view of program evaluation. Clearly presented, these
authors use the same language I use with clients, which helps to ease
students' transition to the workplace.
Leslie Eaton
SUNY Cortland
Survey

"The eighth edition of Evaluation: A Systematic Approach continues to offer broad instruction in program evaluation concepts, methods, and practice from planning to communicating results. The addition of critical thinking and discussion questions provide the opportunity for classroom discussion as well as application of concepts. I recommend this text for use with master's and doctoral level students." 

 
Nancy Bridier
Grand Canyon University

"The 8th edition of Evaluation: A Systematic Approach covers the essentials of evaluation extremely well, serves as a guide for development of specific approaches of evaluation, and enhances the critical thinking of students."

 
David Pugh
Edinboro University

"Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, 8th edition is a wonderful resource for professional degree students as well as providing a practical component for students taking a practicum class."

 
Raven Brown
Baruch College at City University of New York

"The authors do a phenomenal job of unpacking complex terms and ideas, making this reading accessible to learners."

 
Jessica Wendorf
Florida State University

"An earlier version of this text was useful to me as an evaluation student. This revised version will ensure that today's students will have an invaluable resource that clearly communicates both what is unique about our field while also introducing the range of approaches and methods that evaluators may use."

 
Melissa Haynes
University of Minnesota

"An excellent and concise book defining the systematic approach to program evaluation. A best resource for both students and researchers." 

 
Anil Kumar Chaudhary
The Pennsylvania State University

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