ERIC Number: ED115680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Practices in Program Evaluation: A Survey and Some Case Studies.
Ball, Samuel; Anderson, Scarvia B.
This is the second of three reports in a series of theoretical and empirical investigations of program evaluation. A questionnaire survey of 200 adult, technical training programs and their evaluations was conducted. This was followed up by site visits to 14 of them for indepth study. The 200 programs were divided equally among Department of Defense, other federal government agencies and departments, state and local governments and agencies, and private sector commercial, business, and industrial organizations. Great diversity of programs was noted. Most evaluations involved questionnaires and interviews of program participants to obtain data to improve the program. Fully a quarter of the evaluations were unplanned and of poor quality. The exemplary evaluations subject to site visits were uneven in quality too. The survey was useful in isolating areas of concern that have subsequently become the subject of other phases of the series of studies on program evaluation. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: For related documents, see ED 103 472 and TM 004 954