Applied program evaluation in local government
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Published by Lexington Books in Lexington, Mass .
Written in English



  • Pennsylvania,
  • Williamsport.,
  • Harrisburg.,
  • York.


  • Municipal services -- Evaluation -- Case studies.,
  • Local transit -- Pennsylvania -- Williamsport.,
  • Housing rehabilitation -- Pennsylvania -- Harrisburg.,
  • Crime prevention -- Pennsylvania -- York.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementTheodore H. Poister, James C. McDavid, Anne Hoagland Magoun.
ContributionsMcDavid, James C., joint author., Magoun, Anne Hoagland joint author.
LC ClassificationsHD4431 .P65
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 213 p. :
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4731813M
ISBN 100669027316
LC Control Number78020374

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Harry P. Hatry is director of the Public Management Program at the Urban Institute, where he also previously served as director of the State-Local Government Research Program. Kathryn E. Newcomer is director of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University/5(18). Program evaluation, in simplest terms, is the use of social science research methods to determine if a public program is useful. Unlike more traditional academic research, program evaluation is more client-centered and applied in nature. Programs evaluators use the same six deductive and inductive empirical tools discussed in this book thus far. “The third edition of the Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation reflects the evolving nature of the field, while maintaining its value as a guide to the foundational skills needed for evaluation.” —Leslie J. Cooksy, current president, the American Evaluation AssociationFile Size: 4MB. on some object. In this book, we use evaluation in a more restricted sense, as program evaluation or interchangeably as evaluation research, defined as a social science activity directed at collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating information about the workings and effectiveness of social programs. Evaluations are conducted for a variety of.

She teaches courses in urban public policy, housing, and program evaluation, and has authored numerous articles and books, including an award-winning cross-national study, Comparative Public Policy: The Politics of Social Choice in Europe and America, now in its third edition. Virtually all program evaluations conducted in the federal government fall into four broad types: process, outcome, cost-benefit, and impact; which are discussed in turn below. In practice, a single program evaluation may address multiple research questions and multiple evaluation types may be employed in a single study. Michael Quinn Patton Utilization-Focused Evaluation, Saint Paul, MN. Michael Quinn Patton is an independent consultant with more than 40 years’ experience conducting applied research and program evaluations. He lives in Minnesota, where, according to the state’s poet laureate, Garrison Keillor, “all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above. assess program outcomes. The Evaluation Process There are three phases to an evaluation (represented graphically in Figure 1): • evaluation assessment or framework (the planning phase); • evaluation study; and • decision-making based on findings and recommendations. The evaluation assessment phase identifies the main issues and File Size: KB.

Program evaluation is essential to public health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sets standards for evaluation, develops evaluation tools and resources, and provides support for evaluation capacity-building. Practical program evaluation for State and local government officials. Washington] Urban Institute [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Harry P Hatry; Richard E Winnie; Donald M Fisk; Urban Institute. • The CIPP Model is a social systems model applied to program evaluation. CIPP stands for: – Context evaluation – Input evaluation – Process evaluation – Product evaluation • These components are or can be viewed as separate forms of evaluation, but they can also be viewed as steps or stages in a comprehensive evaluation.   Choosing methods for evaluation. A wide variety of research methods and data collection tools are available for use in evaluation: qualitative and quantitative.