Program Evaluation Analytical Essay by Sumba

Program Evaluation
An in-depth examination of the method of program evaluation.
# 117606 | 2,370 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 | KE
Published on Dec 10, 2009 in Research Designs (General)

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This paper explores how program evaluation is concerned with the progress of a program in achieving its planned outcome. The paper discusses the different types of program evaluation and the process of outcome evaluation. The paper also considers the limitations and challenges of program evaluation and the differences between program evaluation and other forms of research.

Types of Evaluation
Process of Outcome Evaluation
Limitations and Challenges of Program Evaluation
Differences Between Program Evaluation and Other Forms of Research

From the Paper:

"Program evaluation can be defined as a formalized approach to studying the goals, processes, and impacts of projects, policies and programs. Evaluation is carried out for various purposes that include improvement of products, programs and quality personnel for organizations, governments and non-governmental organizations. The feedback from evaluation helps in making better decisions that initiate better desired change. Evaluation empowers stakeholders by involving them in the data collection and in the entire evaluation process. (Jody, L. F, Blain, R. W, James, S. R., 2003, .p23). Evaluation is done for a number of reasons such as evaluation for needs assessments, accreditation, cost/benefit analysis, effectiveness, efficiency, formative, summative, goal-based, process as well as outcome evaluation."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jody, L. F, Blain, R. W, James, S. R. (2003). Program Evaluation. New York: Pearson and Bacon. P.23-25, 67,135.
  • Louis C., Lawrence M., Keith M. (2000). Research Methods in Education. New York: Routledge. P. 42-45

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