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Practical Program Evaluation: Assessing and Improving Planning, Implementation, and Effectiveness 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0761902331
ISBN-10: 0761902333
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Practical Program Evaluation presents a useful and usable model for deciding which kind of evaluation activities to undertake in different circumstances. Chen identifies different kinds of evaluation activities that are appropriate for different stages of a program. He also shows how information needs inside and outside the program, as well as a set of possible trade-offs, should affect the choice of evaluation activities. Chen provides a new and important framework for thinking about these fundamental issues. That is no small accomplishment. Like Chen's previous book on theory-driven evaluation, this book should have a major impact on evaluation theory and practice.” (Melvin Mark)

About the Author

Huey T. Chen has been a Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham since 2002.  He was born and raised in Taiwan.  Dr. Chen worked at the University of Akron until 1997, when he joined the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the chief of an evaluation branch. Dr. Chen had taken a leadership role in designing and implementing a national evaluation system for assessing the CDC funded HIV prevention programs, which are based in health departments and community organizations.  Dr. Chen has contributed to the development of evaluation theory and methodology, especially in the areas of program theory and theory-driven evaluations. His book, Theory-Driven Evaluations, has been recognized as one of the landmarks in program evaluation.  In 1998 he received the Senior Biomedical Research Service Award from the CDC. He is also the 1993 recipient of the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for contributions to Evaluation Theory from the American Evaluation Association.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 1 edition (October 16, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761902333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761902331
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,101,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chen's approach is fantastic, he provides a step by step guide for handling the multiple possible situations an evaluator could find themselves in. Although he doesn't provide much insight on now to report results or to whom the evaluator is responsible, it is a great guide for design and methods selection, and for understanding why having a well developed program theory is beneficial for client, stakeholder, and evaluator alike. Strongly recommended for students of evaluation or for practitioners who lack knowledge of formal evaluation theory.
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