Program Evaluation. Evaluation Defined. Green and Kreuter ( 1999) broad definition: “ comparison of an object of interest against a standard of acceptability ” Weiss (1998) more targeted:
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“comparison of an object of interest against a standard of acceptability”
“systematic assessment of the operation and/or the outcomes of a program or a policy, compared to a set of explicit or implicit standards, as a means of contributing to the improvement of the program or policy”.
“Evaluation is an applied inquiry process for collecting and synthesizing evidence that culminates in conclusions about the state of affairs, value, merit, worth, significance, or quality of a program, product, person, policy, proposal, or plan.”
The accountability era
Re-inventing government, Osborne and Gaebler, 1992
Source: University of Wisconsin- Extension-Cooperative Extension
Purpose: ensure a successful program. Includes:
EnablingSurveillance, Planning and Evaluating for Policy and Action: PRECEDE-PROCEED MODEL*
*Green & Kreuter, Health Promotion Planning, 4thed, 2005.
Purpose: ensure a successful program
Purpose: determine program success in many different dimensions
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Problems with natural settings:
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Clark and Dawson, 1999