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Boyce, Ayesha S.; McGowan, Brian L. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
As the field of evaluation continues to expand, so do evaluation course offerings. However, little is known about the backgrounds of evaluation educators, how they go about planning their courses, challenges experienced, or how they attain competency as teachers. This study offers an initial understanding of novice evaluation educators' experience…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Evaluation, Teaching Experience, Curriculum Development
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Froncek, Benjamin; Rohmann, Anette – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
Practical-participatory evaluation is often considered an effective approach to enhancing evaluation use. Despite this generally positive connotation, potential negative effects of participatory evaluation have also been discussed in the literature but never empirically investigated before. Drawing upon the social--psychological procedural justice…
Descriptors: Participation, Evaluation, Stakeholders, Justice
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Sink, Christopher A.; Lemich, Gregory – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
Within the context of intentional collaboration between doctoral-level program evaluation and counselor educators, this article addresses the need for advanced training in program evaluation for preservice doctoral-level counselor education (CE) students. To determine the current level of evaluation training provided to doctoral students attending…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Graduate Students, Counselor Training, Audits (Verification)
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Miller, Robin Lin; McNall, Miles A.; Mark, Melvin M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
William Dean Crano is the Stuart Oskamp Distinguished Professor of Psychology in the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. A social psychologist, Crano received his MS and PhD degrees from Northwestern University, where Donald T. Campbell was his advisor and mentor. Dr. Crano has served on the faculties…
Descriptors: Social Psychology, Evaluation, College Faculty, Educational Experience
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Walser, Tamara M.; Trevisan, Michael S. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2016
Evaluability assessment (EA) has potential as a design option for thesis and dissertation studies, serving as a practical training experience for both technical and nontechnical evaluation skills. Based on a content review of a sample of EA theses and dissertations from graduate professional degree programs, the authors of this article found that…
Descriptors: Masters Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, Professional Education, Skills
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Mueller, Christoph Emanuel; Gaus, Hansjoerg – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
In this article, we test an alternative approach to creating a counterfactual basis for estimating individual and average treatment effects. Instead of using control/comparison groups or before-measures, the so-called Counterfactual as Self-Estimated by Program Participants (CSEPP) relies on program participants' self-estimations of their own…
Descriptors: Intervention, Research Design, Research Methodology, Program Evaluation
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Lam, Chi Yan; Shulha, Lyn M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
This article contributes to research on evaluation by examining the capacity and contribution of developmental evaluation for innovating. This case study describes the "preformative development" of an educational program (from conceptualization to pilot implementation) and analyzes the processes of innovation within a developmental…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Evaluation Research, Evaluation, Program Design
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Bakken, Lori L.; Núñez, Jennifer; Couture, Cathy – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
Program evaluation is recognized as an essential skill set for practitioners in service-related fields, such as education, nonprofit management, social work, and public health. Recently, the need for a public workforce trained in evaluation has increased and is driven primarily by our nation's emphasis on accountability during a time when…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Models
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Hall, Jori N.; Freeman, Melissa – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
Shadowing is a data collection method that involves following a person, as they carry out those everyday activities relevant to a research study. This article explores the use of shadowing in a formative evaluation of a professional development school (PDS). Specifically, this article discusses how shadowing was used to understand the role of a…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Capacity Building, Professional Development Schools, Data Collection
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Christie, Christina A.; Quiñones, Patricia; Fierro, Leslie – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
This classification study examines evaluators' coursework training as a way of understanding evaluation practice. Data regarding courses that span methods and evaluation topics were collected from evaluation practitioners. Using latent class analysis, we establish four distinct classes of evaluator course-taking patterns: quantitative,…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Professional Education, Classification, Courses
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Bechar, Shlomit; Mero-Jaffe, Irit – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
In this paper we share our reflections, as evaluators, on an evaluation where we encountered Excessive Evaluation Anxiety (XEA). The signs of XEA which we discerned were particularly evident amongst the program head and staff who were part of a new training program. We present our insights on the evaluation process and its difficulties, as well as…
Descriptors: Coping, Evaluation, Anxiety, Contracts
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Sturges, Keith M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
Extracted from a larger study of the educational evaluation profession, this qualitative analysis explores how evaluator identity is shaped with constant reference to political economy, knowledge work, and personal history. Interviews with 24 social scientists who conduct or have conducted evaluations as a major part of their careers examined how…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Program Evaluation, Social Scientists, Interviews
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Davies, Randall; MacKay, Kathryn – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
Quality training opportunities for evaluators will always be important to the evaluation profession. While studies have documented the number of university programs providing evaluation training, additional information is needed concerning what content is being taught in current evaluation courses. This article summarizes the findings of a survey…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Professional Training, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys
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Mueller, Christoph Emanuel; Gaus, Hansjoerg; Rech, Joerg – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
This article proposes an innovative approach to estimating the counterfactual without the necessity of generating information from either a control group or a before-measure. Building on the idea that program participants are capable of estimating the hypothetical state they would be in had they not participated, the basics of the Roy-Rubin model…
Descriptors: Research Design, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Models
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Brandon, Paul R.; Smith, Nick L.; Ofir, Zenda; Noordeloos, Marco – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
In this Exemplars case, the fifth and final under the direction of the current coeditors, the authors present a reflective account of an ongoing, complex, multiyear, multinational monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system conducted for African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), an international development program. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Agriculture, Research and Development
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