ERIC Number: EJ1035351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
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Reference Count: 9
Application of Crossover Design for Conducting Rigorous Extension Evaluations
Jayaratne, K. S. U.; Bird, Carolyn L.; McClelland, Jacquelyn W.
Journal of Extension, v51 n2 Article 2TOT1 Apr 2013
With the increasing demand for accountability of Extension programming, Extension professionals need to apply rigorous evaluation designs. Randomized designs are useful to eliminate selection biases of program participants and to improve the accuracy of evaluation. However, randomized control designs are not practical to apply in Extension program evaluation. This article explains how to use the crossover design as a practical tool for evaluating Extension programs rigorously. This design can be used to evaluate any Extension program with two or more curricula presented to client groups in multiple counties.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Curriculum Evaluation, Eating Habits, Nutrition, Research Design, Research Methodology, Outcome Measures, Likert Scales, Surveys, Knowledge Level
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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