ERIC Number: ED224621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Reflective Appraisal of Programs (RAP): An Approach to Studying Clientele-Perceived Results of Cooperative Extension Programs. Introduction, Rationale, Guide and Workbook.
Bennett, Claude F.
The Reflective Appraisal of Programs (RAP) approach allows county extension staff (in cooperation with volunteer leaders, specialists, and district staff) to obtain systematic evidence on results that participants perceive to have occurred in the months or years following their involvement in an extension program. Simpler than a "cookbook" for documenting results of extension programs, RAP resembles a "package mix." RAP contains standard components that can be easily adjusted or added to in order to create a study tailored to specific needs. Standardized interview questions used in a RAP study are applicable to the clientele of almost any extension program. This "RAP package" contains an introduction to the program and three publications. The first publication provides a rationale, featuring RAP's unique features and its relation to other approaches for evaluating extension programs. The second and third publications include a guide and an accompanying workbook, which present step-by-step instructions and planning aids for implementing a RAP study. (AH)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Extension Agents, Guidelines, Interviews, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Workbooks
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.