Impact Analysis for Program Evaluation

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SAGE, 07/09/1995 - 311 páginas

Successful in the first edition for its integration of multiple regression with evaluation design and for its systematic ways to select the proper goals for single - and multiple- outcome evaluations, this new edition is more helpful than ever. Impact Analysis for Program Evaluation, Second Edition has been revised to cover new issues and to further clarify the concepts used in impact analysis. It offers expanded coverage and explanation of quasi-experiments, a new section on the theory of impact analysis, updated information on the use of qualitative research for impact analysis, and expanded coverage of significance testing for program evaluation. It also includes an explanation of why the comparative-change design (i.e., Campbell and Stanley's "nonequivalent control group" design) is better than an ex post facto design from the standpoint of causal inference.

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Índice

The Evaluation Framework
1
Outcomes and the Problem
13
1 Outcome Line
16
3 Outcome Line for a Program of Home Energy Audits
22
Subobjectives and Other Components
31
1 Formative Results
35
2 An Example of the Discovery Subobjective
42
2 Formative Evaluation of the Cowbird Control Program
48
Pseudotreatment Effect Created
149
1 Weight Change in Two Groups Where the Average
172
The Criterion Population Design
185
1 Interval Estimates of Program Effect
193
TimeSeries Designs
203
1 The Counterfactual Series the Result Series
206
5 Effect of Introducing a Law in the Experimental
223
Ex Post Facto Evaluation Studies
225

Experiments
55
1 Characteristics of Design 6263
62
2 Selected Comparison Group Designs
87
The Regression Framework for Impact Analysis
107
1 The Basic Regression Equation
109
The RegressionDiscontinuity Design
133
1 The RegressionDiscontinuity Design Shows That
137
2 No Treatment Effect
146
2 X1 Is an Intervening Variable
246
Subobjectives Causation and the Qualitative Method
248
Multiple Outcomes
274
References
295
Index
303
About the Author 311
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Professor Mohr is currently working on a theoretical paper in program evaluation called An Exploration in the Theory of Valuing and a research monograph called The Impacts of Sponsored Research Dollars on Academic Institutions. The next project will be an edited volume with critique called The Case Study As a Research Design in Social Science.

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