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Program Theory in Evaluation Challenges and Opportunities

New Directions for Evaluation, No. 87

by Patricia J. Rogers

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Published by Jossey-Bass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychology,
  • Research,
  • Evaluation (Social Sciences),
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Psychotherapy - General,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Psychotherapy

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsTracy A. Huebner (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages115
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8148484M
    ISBN 100787954322
    ISBN 109780787954321

    Theory-Driven approach to evaluation focuses on theoretical rather than methodological issues. The basic idea is to use the “program’s rationale or theory as the basis of an evaluation to understand the program’s development and impact” (Smith, , p. 83). By developing a plausible. Understanding evaluation as currently practiced requires some appreciation of its history,its distinguishing concepts and purposes,and the inherent tensions and challenges that shape its practice. Program evaluation represents an adaptation of social research methods to the task of studying social interventions so that sound judgments can be.

    The topic of program theory and program evaluation is discussed. In particular, what a program theory is defined and the role of theory in program evaluations - its actual effects in social research - is discussed. References are listed for the purpose of expansion. a word version of the solution is also attached for easy download and printing. The authors provide an overview of various approaches, methodologies, and issues related to program evaluation for health projects in developing countries, and they identify future research and actions by funding organizations that would facilitate evaluations of the impact of large-scale health interventions.

      Program Theory-Driven Evaluation Science fills the gap between 21st century literature on evaluation and what is happening in practice. It features detailed examples of how evaluations actually unfold in practice to develop people, programs, and organizations. Commonly accepted strategies for practicing evaluation are outlined, followed by comprehe. 4 EVALUATION PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES History Recently, the Foundation adopted a common strategic framework to be used across all its program areas: Outcome-focused Grantmaking (OFG).2 Monitoring and evaluation is the framework’s ninth element, but expectations about what.


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Program Theory in Evaluation Challenges and Opportunities by Patricia J. Rogers Download PDF EPUB FB2

Program Theory in Evaluation Challenges and Opportunities: New Program Theory in Evaluation Challenges and Opportunities book for Evaluation, No. 87 1st Edition by Sue C. Funnell (Editor), Timothy A. Hacsi (Editor), Anthony Petrosino (Editor), Tracy A.

Huebner (Editor) & 1 more. Read this book on Questia. This issue explores the current state of program theory as it has developed over the last ten years and examines the role program theory can play in a range of new areas that have recently arisen in evaluation.

Program theory in evaluation: challenges and opportunities - Patricia J. Rogers - Google Books This issue explores the current state of program theory as it. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Fall " Description: pages: illustrations ; 23 cm. Contents: Program theory evaluation: practice, promise, and problems / Patricia J.

Rogers [and others] --Ascertaining causality in theory-based evaluation / E. Jane Davidson --The False choice between theory-based evaluation and experimentation. Theory testing PTEs fight with the issue of casual attribution.

In this book, the range of activity, considered program theory evaluation, was outlined and the major issues in theory and practice were identified and discussed more thoroughly. This volume was divided into two parts, Part One--Challenges in Practice and Part Two--Opportunities. If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username.

Funnell, S. () `Developing and Using a Program Theory Matrix for Program Evaluation and Performance Monitoring', in P. Rogers, T. Hacsi, A. Petrosino and T. Huebner (eds) Program Theory in Evaluation: Challenges and Opportunities, New Directions for Evaluation, 87, pp.

91 — San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Google Scholar. Christina A. Christie, Marvin C. Alkin, The User-Oriented Evaluator’s Role in Formulating a Program Theory: Using a Theory-Driven Approach, American Journal of Evaluation, /, 24, 3, (), ().

Evaluation Challenges educational and employment opportunities), the strength of families and social networks, and community safety, among others. differently.

This diversity, coupled with any problems regarding coordination or collaboration, can make program evaluation challenging. Determining the effectiveness of individual strategies. Unfortunately, when it comes to performing evaluations in the real world of research, mistakes are made, details go awry and challenges can seem insurmountable.

So, in this two-part series we will discuss six key challenges in evaluation and solutions to those challenges (in Part Two), which we hope will guide you toward more effective evaluations.

theory, theory-based, theory driven, and program theory evaluation (Rogers, a). Regardless of the term used, it should be clearly stated at the outset of this paper that the content is provided with respect to developing a theory of the program works and that the evaluation of the program' s theory is an evaluation of the program and.

in evaluation theory 2. Evaluation theory gives me helpful ideas for practice 3. I consider myself an evaluation “theorist” •Chen’s book published in •Normative theory- prescriptive, what should be Components of program theory for Funnel and Rogers (p. 31). The challenges and tips detailed in this section are actual experiences and results of other counties' evaluation processes.

The purpose of this information is to lessen miscalculations and oversights that can delay the success of a coordinated entry system. Overcoming Program Evaluation Challenges Robin Shepard Assistant Professor of Life Sciences Communication and Extension Water Quality Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison Evaluation of education is commonly approached by examining the differences that our efforts have made in.

Theory-driven evaluation involves the construction of a detailed program theory that is then used to guide the evaluation (Alkin & Christie, ). Program theory in evaluation is formulated in many different ways and applied for a variety of purposes.

Program theory in evaluation can be developed before a program is implemented or after the. Program theory and logic models 1 Wilder Research, August Wilder Research.

Program theory and logic models Evaluation resources from Wilder Research. All human service programs are designed to make a difference in the lives of people or to improve our society.

But how. This resource guide discusses program theory and logic models. The program theory of change may be implied in a logic model, but making a conscious effort to explicitly examine assumptions of program planners about why an intervention might (or might not) work will ensure program activities logically support the.

In simple terms, a Program Theory is the assumption that your program’s design, activities, and execution will lead to the achievement of the outcomes you intend for your clients. A clear and concise Program Theory lays out a logical description of why the activities you provide will lead to the results or benefits you intend.

Your Program. for evaluation (Patton, ) and has obvious implications for programme theory evaluation. The evaluation of simple interventions is intended to either develop or test the ‘recipe’ that others can then follow.

Complicated interventions that have many components pose challenges to evaluations, given the limited number. Program theory evaluation, which has grown in use over the past 10 years, assesses whether a program is designed in such a way that it can achieve its intended outcomes.

This article describes a particular type of program theory evaluation—logic analysis—that allows us to test the plausibility of a program's theory using scientific knowledge. Program evaluation is a systematic method for collecting, analyzing, and using information to answer questions about projects, policies and programs, particularly about their effectiveness and efficiency.

In both the public and private sectors, stakeholders often want to know whether the programs they are funding, implementing, voting for, receiving or objecting to are producing .Geographic limitations: Geography influences a number of factors that can challenge program implementation and operations, such as isolation and weather.

Depending on the type of program, setting, frequency of participation, and type of activities involved, these challenges can become significant.While these three questions pose distinct challenges, evaluation is essential to answering each of them.

Evaluation is a powerful way to link theory with practice. Evaluation requires one to be explicit about one's goals, processes and theory. At its best, this explicitness encourages reflective practice, in which the evaluator and the.