ERIC Number: ED110507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Issues in Program Evaluation Research in State Rehabilitation Agencies: A Symposium Presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 11, 1974).
Rubin, Stanford E., Ed.
The five papers in this symposium address several key issues included in evaluation research. In "Designing State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Evaluation Research", Stanford E. Rubin discusses the importance of practitioner involvement in the development of research questions and plans and introduces three basic models of evaluative research. Brian Bolton's paper, "Problems in Measuring Outcomes in Rehabilitation Research Projects", comments on such issues as the criterion problem in rehabilitation counseling, measures of client outcome, and procedures for quantifying psychometric change. Problems encountered in conducting large scale evaluation studies are discussed in the context of a Services Coordination Project in Richard Roessler's presentation, "Issues in Initiating Large Scale Rehabilitation Research." Reed Greenwood reviews the need for expanding the parameters of evaluative research to a system approved at both mezzo and macrosystem levels in his paper, "Assessment of External Effects in Rahabilitation Research." Finally, Jerold D. Bozarth, in "Reactions on Evaluation", discusses the differences between research and evaluation. (RC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Models, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Rehabilitation Centers, Rehabilitation Programs, Research, State Agencies, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publications Section, Arkansas Rehabilitation and Training Center, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.