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Program Evaluation: Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines

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The most comprehensive text on program evalation, providing an overview of a wide variety of approaches to evaluation and extensive practical guidelines for how to carry out evaluation studies successfully. This text helps both students and professionals who are new to evaluation to understand how the field has evolved , what different approaches an evaluator can take in c ...more
Hardcover, Third Edition, 576 pages
Published August 6th 2003 by Allyn & Bacon
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Dec 09, 2012 rated it liked it
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You know that one in your workplace who can't deliver a simple 2 paragraph email, or get to their point in a meeting? They've written a book. ...more
Apr 11, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a practical guide to program evaluation that also included a valuable overview of the associated history and theory. If I were to read it again, I think it would be more useful to start with Part 3 and 4 and then read 1 and 2.
Mar 04, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok. Not great.

Some glaring typos, the ebook was not totally set up for all the tools (some sections of text refused to be highlighted)...

But the book itself was rather repetitive, redundant, and said the same thing over and over.
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Painful. Excruciating read.
Literally puts the reader to sleep.
Useful in some parts as it was the text for my University subject
An okay overview.
Thomas De Ceglie
Jul 16, 2017 rated it liked it
I understand its importance in the scope of my program, but it is exactly as interesting a read as the title indicates.
This text was the course text for a program evaluation graduate level course. A few reading assignments into the course, I found it more beneficial to skip the reading and use the index to locate the relevant portions of the text.

This textbook would have been more tolerable if it was less conversational and more concise. I had this cute little old professor in college that was brilliant but lecturing was not one of his strong suits. He would ramble on and go off on tangents and before long I wo
Feb 29, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
UGGGH, kill me now. So much bullshit padding. Like, literally using "the dictionary defines X as..." to needlessly fill space. Just used the word evaluation 4 times in one sentence. Exhaustively lists synonyms of the word evaluate. For 500 pages and $100+. ...more
Nov 19, 2008 rated it it was ok
Program eval. textbook. check. yeah.
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book provides with many approaches and guidelines on program evaluation. The information can be utilized in any industry.
Megan Riley
Apr 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
Very dry look at program evaluation and the underlying theories and practices
Aug 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: research-books
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great reference book.
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Very boring and repetitive. Ok for a reference book.
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