Designing evaluations of educational and social programs / Lee J. Cronbach with the assistance of Karen Shapiro.

Author
Cronbach, Lee J. (Lee Joseph), 1916-2001 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1982.
Description
xxiv, 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Subject(s)
Series
  • Jossey-Bass social and behavioral science series [More in this series]
  • Jossey-Bass series in higher education [More in this series]
  • A Joint publication in the Jossey-Bass series in social and behavioral science & in higher education
Summary note
Designing an evaluation is rather an art, as each must be designed according to its appropriateness to the situation being evaluated. The advantages of each feature of the design must be balanced against any sacrifices each of these choices entail. Designers must plan for the allocation of investigative resources, selecting investigative questions that are most apt, and be aware of both practical and political considerations. This volume includes both new approaches to the design of educational evaluations, and discusses the pros and cons of frequently used design concepts.
Notes
Includes indexes.
Bibliographic references
Bibliography: p. 340-358.
Contents
  • Issues in planning evaluations
  • Three illustrative studies
  • Elements in evaluation design
  • The limited reach of internal validity
  • Models for internal and external inference
  • Mathematical extrapolations : procedures and uncertainties
  • Choosing questions to investigate
  • Controls that promote reproducibility
  • Planning to provide relevant answers
  • Evaluation : the art of the possible.
ISBN
  • 0875895255
  • 9780875895253
LCCN
81048664
OCLC
8306082
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