ERIC Number: ED044576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Western Region AMIDS Evaluation; A Description of Evaluative Research Design and Methodology.
Farmer, James A., Jr.; And Others
The goal of the evaluation of the Western Region AMIDS was to probe deeper into the content, organization, management and methodology of the program to determine its impact on the adult, vocational, technical, and manpower programs that are served by it. The theories and methods developed by Edward Suchman and Robert E. Stake were selected as being most applicable. Identification of specific aspects of Western AMIDS to be evaluated was facilitated by the use of Suchman's five categories of criteria for program evaluation--effort, performance, adequacy of performance, efficiency, and process. The functional flow of work was divided into three stages: Stage one--identification of goals, intents and assumptions by reviewing literature and legislation, and interviewing program staff and the program administrators; State two--relating the results of the first stage to Suchman's five evaluative criteria; Stage three--comparing observed inputs, transactions, and outputs for each criteria with two outside standards. Two major types of reporting, formal reports and informal feedback, were planned. An illustrative example of the evaluative process, and a schedule of time and activities are provided. (PT)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.