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Affords a comprehensive overview of evaluative research, answering questions regarding the adequacy of organized programs in health, justice, education, employment, and welfare. Included are general statements about evaluative research, discussing the nature of the evaluative task, the role of evaluative research in programs for change, and appropriate methodological strategies. In this revised and expanded collection of readings, which includes more case materials and more illustrations of completed evaluations than the first edition, the editor presents a variety of viewpoints and a broad range of materials for the social planner, administrator, and social scientist.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xui-xiv
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  1. Evaluation Research: An Overview
  2. pp. 3-38
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  1. Part I: Basic Issues: Program Development and Scientific Inquiry
  2. pp. 39-39
  1. 1. Prospects and Possibilities: The New Deal and the New Social Research
  2. A. Stephen Stephan
  3. pp. 40-47
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  1. 2. Evaluating Educational Programs
  2. Edward A. Suchman
  3. pp. 48-53
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  1. 3. Program Evaluation Models and the Implementation of Research Findings
  2. Herbert C. Schulberg and Frank Baker
  3. pp. 54-64
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  1. Part II. The Organizational Context: Establishing and Maintaining the Evaluation Research Role
  2. pp. 65-66
  1. 4. Some Thoughts on Giving People Economic Advice
  2. Anthony Downs
  3. pp. 67-72
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  1. 5. Organizational Strains in the Research-Practitioner Relationship
  2. Hyman Rodman and Ralph Kolodny
  3. pp. 73-93
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  1. 6. The Politics of Evaluation in Higher Education
  2. Ernest R. House
  3. pp. 94-101
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  1. 7. Program Management and the Federal Evaluator
  2. Pamela Horst, Joe N. Nay, John W. Scanlon, and Joseph S. Wholey
  3. pp. 102-114
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  1. 8. Between the Cup and the Lip
  2. Carol H. Weiss
  3. pp. 115-124
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  1. 9. The Need for Research on the Communication of Research Results
  2. Floyd Mann and Rensis Likert
  3. pp. 125-134
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  1. Part III: Methodological Issues: Measurement and Design
  2. pp. 135-136
  1. 10. Evaluation of Social Programs
  2. B. G. Greenberg
  3. pp. 137-158
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  1. 11. Evaluative Studies of Institutions for Delinquents: Implications for Research and Social Policy
  2. Paul Lerman
  3. pp. 159-171
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  1. 12. Reforms as Experiments
  2. Donald T. Campbell
  3. pp. 172-204
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  1. 13. Research in Large-Scale Intervention Programs
  2. Howard E. Freeman and Clarence C. Sherwood
  3. pp. 205-220
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  1. 14. Toward Avoiding the Goal-Trap in Evaluation Research
  2. Irwin Deutscher
  3. pp. 221-238
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  1. 15. Boobytraps and Pitfalls in the Evaluation of Social Action Programs
  2. Peter H. Rossi
  3. pp. 239-248
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  1. Part IV: Case Materials
  2. pp. 249-252
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  1. 16. The Evaluation of Broad-Aim Programs: A Cautionary Case and a Moral
  2. Robert S. Weiss and Martin Rein
  3. pp. 253-262
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  1. 17. The Evolution of an Evaluation: Methodological Problems in Programs for School-Age Mothers
  2. Lorraine V. Klerman, James F. Jekel, John B. Currie, Ira W. Gabrielson, and Philip M. Sarrel
  3. pp. 263-276
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  1. 18. Experimental Methodology and Innovative Social Programming
  2. Francis G. Caro
  3. pp. 277-285
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  1. 19. The External Politics of the National Income Transfer Experiment
  2. Peter H. Rossi and Katharine C. Lyall
  3. pp. 286-295
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  1. 20. Responding to Skid Row Alcoholism: Self-Defeating Arrangements in an Innovative Treatment Program
  2. Lincoln J. Fry and Jon Miller
  3. pp. 296-309
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  1. 21. An Experiment on the Social Effects of Good Housing
  2. F. Stuart Chapin
  3. pp. 310-322
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  1. 22. The Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment: A Summary
  2. George L. Kelling, Tony Pate, Duane Dieckman, and Charles E. Brown
  3. pp. 323-342
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  1. 23. The Impact of Head Start: Executive Summary
  2. Victor Cicarelli
  3. pp. 343-347
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  1. 24. Head Start: Comments on the Criticisms
  2. John W. Evans
  3. pp. 348-354
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  1. 25. An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the OEO Legal Services Program
  2. Anthony Champagne
  3. pp. 355-371
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  1. 26. Champagne's Assessment of Legal Services Programs: An Evaluation of an Evaluation
  2. Richard A. Berk
  3. pp. 372-385
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  1. 27. A Reply to Berk
  2. Anthony Champagne
  3. pp. 386-388
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  1. 28. A National Evaluation of Community Services and the Quality of Life in American New Towns
  2. Raymond J. Burby, III, Shirley F. Weiss, and Robert B. Zehner
  3. pp. 389-403
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  1. 29. Acute Myocardial Infarction: Home and Hospital Treatment
  2. H. G. Mather, N. G. Pearson, K. L. Q. Read, D. B. Shaw, G. R. Steed, M. G. Thorne, S. Jones, C. J. Guerrier, C. D. Eraut, P. M. McHugh, N. R. Chowdbury, M. H. Jafary, and T. J. Wallace
  3. pp. 404-413
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  1. 30. Determining the Social Effects of a Legal Reform: The British "Breathalyser" Crackdown of 1967
  2. H. Laurence Ross, Donald T. Campbell, and Gene V. Glass
  3. pp. 414-428
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  1. NAME INDEX
  2. pp. 429-434
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  1. SUBJECT INDEX
  2. pp. 435-436
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781610441094
Print ISBN
9780871542014
MARC Record
OCLC
922072042
Pages
448
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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