A Systematic Approach

Author: Peter H. Rossi,Mark W. Lipsey,Howard E Freeman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761908944

Category: Social Science

Page: 470

View: 4577

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.
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Evaluation, A Systematic Approach

Education, Educational assessment and evaluation

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490293078

Category: Education

Page: 17

View: 8775

Facts101 is your complete guide to Evaluation, A Systematic Approach. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Operations Research


Author: Frederick S. Hillier,Gerald J. Liebermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486792083

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 868

View: 7713

Aus dem Inhalt: Was ist Operations Research? Überblick über die Modellierungsgrundsätze des Operations Research. Einführung in die lineare Programmierung. Die Lösung linearer Programmierungsprobleme: Das Simplexverfahren. Stochastische Prozesse. Warteschlangentheorie. Lagerhaltungstheorie. Prognoseverfahren. Markov-Entscheidungsprozesse. Reliabilität. Entscheidungstheorie. Die Theorie des Simplexverfahrens Qualitätstheorie und Sensitivitätsanalyse Spezialfälle linearer Programmierungsprobleme. Die Formulierung linearer Programmierungsmodelle und Goal-Programmierung. Weitere Algorithmen der linearen Programmierung. Netzwerkanalyse einschließlich PERT-CPM. Dynamische Optimierung. Spieltheorie. Ganzzahlige Programmierung. Nichtlineare Programmierung Simulation. Anhang. Lösungen für ausgewählte Übungsaufgaben.
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A Practical Guide to Program Evaluation Planning

Theory and Case Examples

Author: Marc A. Zimmerman,Debra J. Holden

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc

ISBN: 1412967759

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

View: 2053

This book guides evaluators in planning a comprehensive, yet practical, program evaluation—from start to design—within any context, in an accessible manner.
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Evaluation in Deutschland

Professionalisierungsstand und -perspektiven

Author: Tasso Brandt

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830970798

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

View: 5916

Das Thema Evaluation hat in den vergangenen Jahren einen wachsenden Stellenwert in Deutschland erfahren. Dies zeigt sich sowohl in der quantitativen Nachfrage nach Evaluation in verschiedenen gesellschaftlichen Bereichen als auch in einer zunehmenden gesetzlichen bzw. administrativen Verankerung dieses Instrumentes. Einhergehend hiermit lassen sich strukturelle Ansätze einer Professionalisierung von Evaluation erkennen, die vor allem in der Gründung der DeGEval (Gesellschaft für Evaluation) und deren Aktivitäten im Hinblick auf die Etablierung von Evaluationsstandards zum Ausdruck kommen. Hier wird vor dem Hintergrund dieser Entwicklungen der Frage nachgegangen, inwiefern sich Evaluation als eigenständiges Berufs- bzw. Tätigkeitsfeld mit professionellen Strukturen herausbildet. Den theoretischen Bezugsrahmen hierzu liefern verschiedene Ansätze der Professionssoziologie, die in einem übergreifenden multidimensionalen Analysemodell zusammengeführt werden. Im Mittelpunkt der Analyse stehen dabei sowohl strukturelle Aspekte des Tätigkeitsfeldes Evaluation als auch die Einschätzungen, Einstellungen und Motivlagen von Akteuren bezüglich einer Professionalisierung des Feldes. Tasso Brandt, Studium der Soziologie (Dipl.) an der FU Berlin und der University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2003 bis 2007 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Centrum für Evaluation (CEval) an der Universität des Saarlandes, seit 2008 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Fraunhofer Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung (ISI) in Karlsruhe.
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Health Program Planning and Evaluation: A Practical, Systematic Approach for Community Health

Author: L. Michele Issel

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449654576

Category: Medical

Page: 594

View: 910

The Second Edition of Health Program Planning and Evaluation will help you to systematically develop, thoughtfully implement, and rigorously evaluate health programs across a variety of health disciplines. This thorough revision includes updated examples and references throughout, reflecting the major changes within the field. This outstanding resource prepares students and professionals to become savvy consumers of evaluation reports and prudent users of evaluation consultants. It presents practical tools and concepts in language suitable for both the practicing and novice health program planner and evaluator.
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Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications

Author: Daniel L. Stufflebeam,Chris L. S. Coryn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118870220

Category: Education

Page: 800

View: 7634

The golden standard evaluation reference text Now in its second edition, Evaluation Theory, Models, andApplications is the vital text on evaluation models, perfectfor classroom use as a textbook, and as a professional evaluationreference. The book begins with an overview of the evaluation fieldand program evaluation standards, and proceeds to cover the mostwidely used evaluation approaches. With new evaluation designs andthe inclusion of the latest literature from the field, thisSecond Edition is an essential update for professionals andstudents who want to stay current. Understanding and choosingevaluation approaches is critical to many professions, andEvaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Editionis the benchmark evaluation guide. Authors Daniel L. Stufflebeam and Chris L. S. Coryn, widelyconsidered experts in the evaluation field, introduce and describe23 program evaluation approaches, including, new to this edition,transformative evaluation, participatory evaluation, consumerfeedback, and meta-analysis. Evaluation Theory, Models, andApplications, Second Edition facilitates the process ofplanning, conducting, and assessing program evaluations. Thehighlighted evaluation approaches include: Experimental and quasi-experimental design evaluations Daniel L. Stufflebeam's CIPP Model Michael Scriven's Consumer-Oriented Evaluation Michael Patton's Utilization-Focused Evaluation Robert Stake's Responsive/Stakeholder-Centered Evaluation Case Study Evaluation Key readings listed at the end of each chapter direct readers tothe most important references for each topic. Learning objectives,review questions, student exercises, and instructor supportmaterials complete the collection of tools. Choosing fromevaluation approaches can be an overwhelming process, butEvaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Editionupdates the core evaluation concepts with the latest research,making this complex field accessible in just one book.
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Methoden zur Einschätzung von sozialen Reformprogrammen

Author: Carol H. Weiss

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322855902

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

View: 5131

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Numerical Methods for Engineers

Author: Steven C. Chapra,Raymond P. Canale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789814670876

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 970

View: 1797

Numerical Methods for Engineers retains the instructional techniques that have made the text so successful. Chapra and Canale's unique approach opens each part of the text with sections called "Motivation" "Mathematical Background" and "Orientation". Each part closes with an "Epilogue" containing "Trade-Offs" "Important Relationships and Formulas" and "Advanced Methods and Additional References". Much more than a summary the Epilogue deepens understanding of what has been learned and provides a peek into more advanced methods. Numerous new or revised problems are drawn from actual engineering practice. The expanded breadth of engineering disciplines covered is especially evident in these exercises which now cover such areas as biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Excellent new examples and case studies span all areas of engineering giving students a broad exposure to various fields in engineering.McGraw-Hill Education's Connect is also available as an optional add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need when they need it how they need it so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework quizzes and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.
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Evaluation of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs

Improving Population Health through Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Richard Windsor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190235098

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 7878

Evaluation of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs offers conceptual and methodological frameworks for the six phases of health program evaluation: · introduction to evaluation · models of evaluation planning · efficacy and effectiveness evaluation · measurement and analysis evaluation · process and qualitative evaluation · cost analysis and basic economic evaluation By presenting these concepts through case studies, this text offers an innovative and didactic model for measuring health impact and health outcomes, then extending these measurements to establish an evidence base for future practice. This central competency in health promotion will be of use to graduate and post-graduate students in public and population health programs, plus health program practitioners working at the intervention forefront.
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Pariser Spleen

22 Gedichte in Prosa

Author: Charles Baudelaire

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843088535

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

View: 6140

Charles Baudelaire: Pariser Spleen. 22 Gedichte in Prosa Le Spleen de Paris. Erstdruck posthum 1868. Eine Auswahl von 22 Gedichten wurde übersetzt von Camill Hoffmann, Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, 1914. Inhaltsverzeichnis Pariser Spleen Der Fremdling Das Bekenntnis des Künstlers Das Doppelzimmer Jeder seine Chimäre Der Narr und die Venus Der Kuchen Eine Hemisphäre im Haar Die Versuchungen oder Eros, Plutus und der Ruhm Die Einsamkeit Schön-Dorothea Die Augen der Armen Ein heroischer Tod Die Neigungen Der Thyrsus Berauschet Euch Die Fenster Die Sehnsucht zu Malen Die Wohltaten des Mondes Ein Pferd von Rasse Der Hafen Fräulein Bistouri Anywhere out of the World Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Étienne Carjat, Charles Baudelaire ca. 1862. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 12 pt.
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Interactive Evaluation Practice

Mastering the Interpersonal Dynamics of Program Evaluation

Author: Jean A. King,Laurie Stevahn

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483313735

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 7998

You've taken your introduction to evaluation course and are about to do your first evaluation project. Where do you begin? Interactive Evaluation Practice: Managing the Interpersonal Dynamics of Program Evaluation helps bridge the gap between the theory of evaluation and its practice, giving students the specific skills they need to use in different evaluation settings. Jean A. King and Laurie Stevahn present readers with three organizing frameworks (derived from social interdependence theory from social psychology, evaluation use research, and the evaluation capacity building literature) for thinking about evaluation practice. These frameworks help readers track the various skills or strategies to use for distinctive evaluation situations. In addition, the authors provide explicit advice about how to solve specific evaluation problems. Numerous examples throughout the text bring interactive practice to life in a variety of settings.
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Health Program Management

From Development Through Evaluation

Author: Beaufort B. Longest, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118834763

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 1343

Learn how to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate healthprograms Health Program Management: From Development ThroughEvaluation, Second Edition is a practical and usefulintroduction to the management of health programs. While providingan overview of the current best practices in management, thetextbook goes beyond simple management techniques, teachingstudents how to develop, lead, and evaluate their programs toensure quality outcomes. The focus is on the three core managementconcepts of strategy, design, and leadership, but time is alsodevoted to describing facilitative management activities integralto successful programs. Students will learn techniques forcommunication, decision-making, quality assurance, marketing, andprogram evaluation within the structure of the book's programmanagement model. Logically organized with a separate chapter foreach activity, this resource provides a thorough, systematicoverview of the effective development, implementation, andevaluation of health programs. Health Program Management: From Development ThroughEvaluation, Second Edition provides a comprehensive approach tomanagement throughout all stages of a health program. Learn to develop a strategy that steers the program towardspecific goals Discover how to design, market, and lead an effective healthprogram Become familiar with the manager's role in a quality healthprogram Evaluate potential and existing programs for performance andcapability Students and aspiring managers and leaders preparing themselvesfor the challenges of managing health programs will find theinformation and techniques to develop the skills they need inHealth Program Management: From Development Through Evaluation,Second Edition.
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The Psychology Research Handbook

A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants

Author: Frederick T. L. Leong,James T. Austin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761930221

Category: Psychology

Page: 516

View: 3039

A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.
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Warum manche Menschen erfolgreich sind - und andere nicht

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593405016

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 7639

Malcolm Gladwell, Bestsellerautor und Star des amerikanischen Buchmarkts, hat die wahren Ursachen des Erfolgs untersucht und darüber ein lehrreiches, faszinierendes Buch geschrieben. Es steckt voller Geschichten und Beispiele, die zeigen, dass auch außergewöhnlicher Erfolg selten etwas mit individuellen Eigenschaften zu tun hat, sondern mit Gegebenheiten, die es dem einen leicht und dem anderen unmöglich machen, erfolgreich zu sein. Die Frage ist nicht, wie jemand ist, sondern woher er kommt: Welche Bedingungen haben diesen Menschen hervorgebracht? Auf seiner anregenden intellektuellen Erkundung der Welt der Überflieger erklärt Gladwell unter anderem das Geheimnis der Softwaremilliardäre, wie man ein herausragender Fußballer wird, warum Asiaten so gut in Mathe sind und was die Beatles zur größten Band aller Zeiten machte.
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Consultation Theory and Practice

A Handbook for School Social Workers

Author: Christine Anlauf Sabatino

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019939587X

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 7360

School social workers engage in different forms of consultation on a daily basis, yet they rarely think about or describe this work as 'consultation.' Further, school social work practice research finds that consultation is among the most frequently performed practice tasks, yet consultation is rarely defined in school social work literature or research. This book adapts the consultation theory and practice framework put forward by June Gallessich (1982) that defines consultation in specific terms and proposes that there are six models of consultation. These models are organizational consultation, program consultation, education and training consultation, mental health consultation, behavioral consultation, and clinical case consultation. The models are differentiated according to their problem focus, outcome goal, intervention methods, change processes, power base, and value system. School social work consultation services are an important pathway to help school systems fulfill their educational mission and to help school personnel become more effective in their professional work. It is consistent with current trends in educational policy that call upon school social workers to take a multisystem approach to addressing school needs on a school-wide, class-wide, or individual level. The overarching goal of the book is to provide school social workers with the knowledge, skill, and confidence to implement consultation services. Consultation is a powerful method to 'realize the promise of the whole-school approach' and to help homes, schools, and communities foster school success and student well-being.
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Methods for Community-Based Participatory Research for Health

Author: Barbara A. Israel,Eugenia Eng,Amy J. Schulz,Edith A. Parker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118282124

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 5440

This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of Methodsfor Community-Based Participatory Research for Health providesa step-by-step approach to the application of participatoryapproaches to quantitative and qualitative data collection and dataanalysis. With contributions from a distinguished panel of experts,this important volume shows how researchers, practitioners, andcommunity partners can work together to establish and maintainequitable partnerships using a Community-Based ParticipatoryResearch (CBPR) approach to increase knowledge and improve thehealth and well-being of the communities involved. Written for students, practitioners, researchers, and communitymembers, the book provides a comprehensive presentation ofinnovative partnership structures and processes, and covers thebroad spectrum of methods needed to conduct CBPR in the widestrange of research areas—including social determinants ofhealth, health inequities, health promotion, communityinterventions, disease management, health services, andenvironmental health. The contributors examine effective methodsused within the context of a CBPR approach including surveyquestionnaire, in-depth interview, focus group interview,ethnography, exposure assessment, and geographic information systemmapping. In addition, each chapter describes a case study of theapplication of the method using a CBPR approach. The book alsocontains examples of concrete tools and measurement instrumentsthat may be adapted by others involved in CBPR efforts.
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Integrating Health Impact Assessment with the Policy Process

Lessons and experiences from around the world

Author: Monica O'Mullane

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019166314X

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 509

Health Impact Assessment is a policy-support instrument and approach that seeks to assess the health impacts of projects, programmes and policies on population health. The ultimate goal of HIA is to systematically predict health impacts and subsequently inform the intersectoral decision- and policy-making processes of these impacts. Integrating Health Impact Assessment with the Policy Process examines how the process of integrating HIA with policy can take place. Introductory chapters outline the HIA process and provide a conceptual foundation for the book. Then, drawing from experiences of HIA practice and research globally, country specific experiences are presented to examine HIA's relationship with the policy process. Throughout the book checklists and learning points are provided to assist the readers' understanding of the concepts and examples discussed. This practical and conceptually-grounded guide represents a convergence of theory and practice from the disciplines of public health, environmental health and the social sciences, and will appeal to practitioners and professionals in these fields, as well as policy-makers, decision-makers, planners at regional and national government levels as well as academics, educators and students.
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Social Media ROI

Messen Sie den Erfolg Ihrer Marketing-Kampagne

Author: Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827331113


Page: 356

View: 1119

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