How is program evaluation different from research?
Research takes place in a controlled environment.
Evaluation takes place in a controlled environment.
What is the function of evaluation?
To assess program results and identify ways to improve the program being evaluated.
To collect and analyze data in order to make a decision.
What is the end result of incorporating Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation?
To use data collected during the evaluation to decide whether or not to discontinue a program.
To use data collected to make use of the results for identifying areas of improvement in a program.
What is one reason for conducting an evaluation?
To continue or stop the progression of a program.
To improve or change a program.
In reference to program evaluation, who is the "audience" for such a process?
The people who are interested in the results of the evaluation.
Those who participate in the completed program.
What is the intent for asking evaluation questions?
To answer questions the audience deems necessary in order to make cogent decisions.
To answer questions program participants may have regarding purpose of the program.
What is a population sample?
A sample of responses individuals may have regarding program activities.
A sample of individuals from whom or about whom the data will be collected.
What is a formative evaluation?
One in which examining and changing a program occurs at the end of a program cycle.
One that focuses on examining and changing processes as they are happening.
What is meant by the term "stakeholder?"
Those individuals which have been identified who have interest or ownership in the program being evaluated.
Those individuals that have participated in the program being evaluated.
What does impact evaluation examine?
Whether and to what extent long-term and sustained changes occur in a target population.
Whether and to what extend short-term and temporary changes in a target population.