ERIC Number: ED135849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-1
Evaluation and Analysis to Support Decisionmaking.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Legislation requires that the Comptroller General of the U.S. develop and recommend to the Congress methods for review and evaluation of government programs carried on under existing law. This document is a first step in collecting and disseminating general concepts on these activities and how they are related to other activities in the continuum of decisionmaking about government programs. The document is offered for the use of anyone who is evaluating programs and analyzing policy alternatives in the sense of engaging in a careful appraisal of what happened, why it happened, what choices are available for future actions and what the implications are of those choices. It is intended for use by all persons who are concerned with this process whatever the academic discipline or professional background from which they approach the problem. While addressed primarily to practitioners, it is hoped that this publication will also be a useful reference to those who, as legislators or managers, for example, are interested in the products of evaluation and analysis. The chapters discuss the framework within which these activities are performed and provide both conceptual and practical guidance. The emphasis throughout is not on advanced quantitative techniques, but on essential concepts and basic approaches. (RC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.