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318.616.01 PROGRAM EVALUATION II

Cancelled

Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Description:

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.

Learning Objective(s):
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 statistics 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.

Methods of Assessment: class participation; program evaluation project
Location: East Baltimore
Final grade applies to all terms
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduates are not permitted in this course; students enrolled in programs other then the MPP must obtain permission of department prior to registering for this course.
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail