Princeton University Library Catalog

Program evaluation & performance measurement : an introduction to practice / James C. McDavid, Laura R. L. Hawthorn.

McDavid, James C. [Browse]
Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, c2006.
xviii, 477 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement: An Introduction to Practice offers a conceptual, as well as practical, introduction to program evaluation and performance measurement for public and non-profit organizations. This introductory text discusses topics in a detailed fashion, making it a useful guide for practitioners who are constructing and implementing performance measurement systems, as well as for students. Throughout the text, program evaluation and performance measurement are portrayed as complementary ways of supporting evidence-based management and decision-making. Authors James C. McDavid and Laura R. L. Hawthorn guide readers through conducting quantitative and qualitative program evaluations and needs assessments, as well as constructing and implementing performance measurement systems." "Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in program evaluation, performance measurement, and performance management. The book does not assume a thorough understanding of research methods and design, making it an ideal text for students in Public Administration and Management. Social Work, the health professions, and other disciplines in which research methods are not always a central focus. It is also an excellent resource for practicing public and non-profit managers who are not research specialists."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Key concepts and issues in program evaluation and performance measurement -- 2. Understanding and applying program logic models -- 3. Research designs for program evaluations -- 4. Measurement in program evaluation -- 5. Applying qualitative evaluation methods -- 6. Assessing the need for programs -- 7. Concepts and issues in economic evaluation -- 8. Performance measurement as an approach to evaluation -- 9. Design and implementation of performance measurement systems -- 10. Using and sustaining performance measurement systems -- 11. Program evaluation and program management : joining theory and practice -- 12. The nature and practice of professional judgment in program evaluation.
Other title(s):
Program evaluation and performance measurement
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  • 9781412906685 (pbk.)
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