Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation, 2nd Edition
March 2010, Jossey-Bass
Meeting the Need for Practical Evaluation Approaches: An Introduction (Kathryn E. Newcomer, Harry P. Hatry, Joseph S. Wholey).
Part One: Designing Performance Monitoring Systems and Evaluation Studies.
1. Using Logic Models (John A. McLaughlin, Gretchen B. Jordan).
2. Evaluability Assessment (Joseph S. Wholey).
3. Implementation Evaluation (Arnold Love).
4. Performance Monitoring (Theodore H. Poister).
5. Quasi-Experimentation (Charles S. Reichardt, Melvin M. Mark).
6. Using Randomized Experiments (Robert G. St. Pierre).
7. Meta-Analysis, Systematic Reviews, and Research Syntheses (Robert F. Boruch, Anthony Petrosino).
Part Two: Practical Data Collection Procedures.
8. Trained Observer Ratings (John M. Greiner).
9. Using Surveys (Kathryn E. Newcomer, Timothy Triplett).
10. Using Expert Judgment (Harvey A. Averch).
11. Role Playing (Margery Austin Turner, Wendy Zimmermann).
12. Using Focus Groups (Robert Goldenkoff).
13. Collecting Data in the Field (Demetra Smith Nightingale, Shelli Balter Rossman).
14. Using Agency Records (Harry P. Hatry).
Part Three: Analyzing Evaluation Data.
15. Qualitative Data Analysis (Sharon L. Caudle).
16. Using Statistics in Evaluation (Kathryn E. Newcomer, Philip W. Wirtz).
17. Using Regression Analysis (Dale E. Berger).
18. Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit Analysis (James Edwin Kee).
Part Four: Getting Evaluation Results Used.
19. Pitfalls of Evaluation (Harry P. Hatry, Kathryn E. Newcomer).
20. Managing Evaluation Projects (James B. Bell).
21. Writing for Impact (George F. Grob).
22. Using Organizational Report Cards (William T. Gormley Jr.).
23. The Use of Evaluation by Nonprofit Organizations (Mary E. Kopczynski, Kathleen Pritchard).
24. Other Issues and Trends in Evaluation (Harry P. Hatry, Joseph S. Wholey, Kathryn E. Newcomer).
Harry P. Hatry is a principal research associate and director of the Public Management Program at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.
Kathryn E. Newcomer is director of the School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University.
* logic modeling
* implementation evaluation
* performance monitoring
* randomized experiments
* meta-analysis, systematic research reviews, and research syntheses
* qualitative data analysis
* pitfalls of evaluation
* writing for impact
* organizational report cards
* use of evaluation by nonprofit organizations
Almost all the other chapters have been substantially revised, with new material that makes them current.
- Classic evaluation handbook, featuring contributions by the field's best known practitioners and academics
- Second edition substantially revised, with updated budget figures and new chapters on logic modelling and evaluation practices for the small nonprofit
- Detailed charts and illustrations illustrate key evaluation principles
- Online Instructor's Guide and Sample Syllabus