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ERIC Number: EJ805801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
The Appalachia Community Cancer Network: Issues and Challenges in Evaluation
Royse, David; Dignan, Mark
Research on Social Work Practice, v18 n5 p507-513 2008
Although the need for evaluation of prevention programs is clear, the implementation of evaluation, particularly for large, complex projects with multiple investigators, poses numerous challenges. Program evaluators in these circumstances do not have the same degree of control as, say, experimental psychologists and must find ways to obtain data while being sensitive to local environmental influences. The purpose of this article is to identify for social work evaluators some of the ways program evaluation can differ from true experiments and to discuss issues that may affect the planning and conduct of evaluation efforts. The Appalachia Community Cancer Network is used as a case example, and illustrations of its approach using formative and process evaluation are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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