ERIC Number: ED186492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Women's Studies Evaluation Handbook.
Millsap, Mary Ann; And Others
The purpose of this handbook is to encourage and assist women's studies directors and faculty to perform or obtain evaluations of their programs in order to assist in their decision making needs, and to know how, when, and to what ends program evaluation can be used. Evaluation is defined and described. Five major approaches are listed: professional judgment, measurement, decision-theoretic, goal-free, and the fit between goals and reality. Goals and objectives are defined and possible dilemmas between long- and short-range goals discussed. A quasi-experimental design is described and exemplified for a program with seven objectives. Survey instruments, interviews, and observation techniques are described and compared. The need for planning data analysis in advance of data collection is presented. The final evaluation report is discussed with reference to its audiences (the client and other interested persons) and its format. An example of an executive summary report is appended, together with abstracts of 13 evaluations of women's studies programs, and a list of resource materials. (CTM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.