ERIC Number: ED069747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Operational Evaluation from the Standpoint of the Program Manager.
Cameron, Bernard J.; And Others
The limits, function and procedures of operational evaluation are described. Operational evaluation can only begin once a project activity is underway. Its function is diagnostic but not prescriptive. Basic tasks include specifying objectives, defining criteria, establishing priorities, identifying cost factors, obtaining or developing measurement procedures and tools, and providing techniques to measure side effects. Types of analysis described are means, constraints, formulative, and summative. Effort, efficiency and effectiveness may be evaluated. The Belmont training programs are used to illustrate operational procedures. A section on methodology describes the development of instruments and design tactics. The final section deals with a consideration of problems related to the personnel who conduct operational studies. (DJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: BioTechnology, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Note: This is the second of two documents prepared under the contract