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ERIC Number: EJ793613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1098-3007
Application of Economic Analysis to School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) Programs
Blonigen, Bruce A.; Harbaugh, William T.; Singell, Larry D.; Horner, Robert H.; Irvin, Larry K.; Smolkowski, Keith S.
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, v10 n1 p5-19 2008
The authors discuss how to use economic techniques to evaluate educational programs and show how to apply basic cost analysis to implementation of school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS). A description of cost analysis concepts used for economic program evaluation is provided, emphasizing the suitability of these concepts for evaluating educational programs. The authors also describe the specific data and measurement and analytic procedures that cost analysis evaluation requires. The concepts are then applied in a case study showing a cost analysis of SWPBS. Implications are provided for extending the cost analysis case study into evaluation of cost-effectiveness and/or cost-benefit economic analyses of program success. (Contains 3 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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