Categories of Program Evaluation
Leslie Pal (reference below) sets out the three broad categories of program evaluation.
Pal writes (p. 272):
“Program evaluation “is the application of systematic methods to address questions about program operations and results. It may include ongoing monitoring of a program as well as one-shot studies of program processes or program impact” (Newcomer, Hatry, & Wholey, 2010, pp. 5–6). Figure 7.1 sketches these three categories with some illustrative questions.”
Atlas topic, subject, and course
Leslie Pal (2014), Beyond Policy Analysis – Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times, Fifth Edition, Nelson Education, Toronto. See Beyond Policy Analysis – Book Highlights.
Newcomer, K. E., Hatry, H. P., & Wholey, J. S. (2010). Planning and designing useful evaluations. In J. S. Wholey, H. P. Hatry, & K. E. Newcomer (Eds.), Handbook of practical program evaluation (3rd ed.). (pp. 5–29). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
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