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EVALUATION OF SOCIAL PROGRAMS

NCJ Number
42044
Editor(s)
C C ABT
Date Published
1976
Length
503 pages
Annotation
THIS BOOK CONTAINS A COLLECTION OF PAPERS BY LEADING PRACTITIONERS AND USERS OF SOCIAL PROGRAM EVALUATIONS WHICH IDENTIFY MAJOR OBSTACLES IN DOING THIS KIND OF EVALUATION AND WAYS OF OVERCOMING THEM.
Abstract
THE PAPERS ARE BASED ON THE FORMAL AND INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS AT A CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL PROGRAMS EVALUATIONS HELD IN CAMBRIDGE (MA) IN SEPTEMBER 1974. THE VOLUME IS DIVIDED INTO SEVEN PARTS, CORRESPONDING TO THE CONFERENCE'S SEVEN PANEL DISCUSSIONS. THESE ARE: THE EVALUATION OF SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS; POLICY RESEARCH AND DECISIONS AND POLITICAL IMPACTS OF EVALUATION RESEARCH; PAYOFFS OF EVALUATION RESEARCH; RESEARCH VERSUS DECISION REQUIREMENTS AND BEST PRACTICES OF EVALUATION; EVALUATION OF HEALTH PROGRAMS; EVALUATION OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS; AND RESEARCH ALLOCATION STRATEGIES. FOR INDIVIDUAL PAPERS IN THE COLLECTION, SEE NCJ-42045-42048.(AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)