318.615.01 PROGRAM EVALUATION FOR PUBLIC POLICY I
Introduces the fundamental principles and practices involved in the design, implementation, and analysis of program evaluations. Topics to be considered include the evaluation of ongoing programs and test of new interventions being considered for broader adoption; determining whether programs are ‘working’; procedures involved in implementing an evaluation in the field, including potential pitfalls; procedures for collecting and analyzing data.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Outline the fundamental principles and practices involved in the design, implementation and analysis of program evaluation;
Discuss the evaluation of ongoing programs and tests of new interventions being adopted
Describe the basic statistical principles for designing an evaluation;
Examine procedures involved in implementing an evaluation;
Identify the basic ideas of cost-benefit and process analyses; and
Discuss the role of evaluation results in the policy process.