ERIC Number: ED161885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation in Extension.
Byrn, Darcie; And Others
The authors have written this manual to aid workers in the Cooperative Extension Service of the United States to be better able to understand and apply the principles and methods of evaluation. The manual contains three sections which cover the nature and place of evaluation in extension work, the evaluation process, and the uses of evaluation results. Within these sections, articles involve casual, self-checking, and do-it-yourself evaluation; identifying problems and ovjectives; the development and follow-through of a plan of work; stages and purpose of an evaluation plan; characteristics of scientific evaluation methods; collection and selection of data; evaluation criteria; analysis of a teaching plan; the depth of an evaluative study; sources of data; sampling procedures; interviewing competencies; constructing and using measurement instruments; tabulating, analyzing and interpreting data; preparing an evaluation report; and understanding and applying evaluation results. A sample outline used to evaluate an agricultural extension program, an example of an informal evaluation of in-service training meetings with extension workers, sources of assistance for the evaluator in extension education, and a list of references are appended. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Processing, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Extension Education, Formative Evaluation, Guides, Interviews, Measurement Objectives, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Research Reports, Rural Extension, Sampling, Test Construction
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Federal Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A