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Picciotto, Robert – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
The adversary evaluation model emerged in a context that favored democratic debate. It was successfully used in a variety of sectors following its inception, but it was abandoned once neo-liberal thinking and goal achievement approaches became dominant. It is time to give it a second chance. The judicial evaluation model (JEM) relies on human…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Models, Democracy, Justice
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Zandniapour, Lily; Deterding, Nicole M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
Tiered evidence initiatives are an important federal strategy to incentivize and accelerate the use of rigorous evidence in planning, implementing, and assessing social service investments. The Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, adopted a public-private partnership approach to tiered…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Evidence
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Hilton, Lara; Libretto, Salvatore – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
The need for evaluation capacity building (ECB) in military psychological health is apparent in light of the proliferation of newly developed, yet untested programs coupled with the lack of internal evaluation expertise. This study addresses these deficiencies by utilizing Preskill and Boyle's multidisciplinary ECB model within a post-traumatic…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Interdisciplinary Approach, Health Services, Military Personnel
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Bowden, A. Brooks; Shand, Robert; Belfield, Clive R.; Wang, Anyi; Levin, Henry M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
Educational interventions are complex: Often they combine a diagnostic component (identifying student need) with a service component (ensuring appropriate educational resources are provided). This complexity raises challenges for program evaluation. These interventions, which we refer to as "service mediation interventions," affect…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Cost Effectiveness
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van Draanen, Jenna – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
There is currently a paucity of literature in the field of evaluation regarding the practice of reflection and reflexivity and a lack of available tools to guide this practice--yet using a reflexive model can enhance evaluation practice. This paper focuses on the methods and results of a reflexive inquiry that was conducted during a participatory…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reflection, Evaluation Methods, Participatory Research
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Chaney, Bradford – American Journal of Evaluation, 2016
The primary technique that many researchers use to analyze data from randomized control trials (RCTs)--detecting the average treatment effect (ATE)--imposes assumptions upon the data that often are not correct. Both theory and past research suggest that treatments may have significant impacts on subgroups even when showing no overall effect.…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Data Analysis, Outcomes of Treatment, Simulation
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Wandersman, Abraham; Alia, Kassandra; Cook, Brittany S.; Hsu, Lewis L.; Ramaswamy, Rohit – American Journal of Evaluation, 2016
Many evaluations of programs tend to show few outcomes. One solution to this has been an increasing prominence of the movement that requires programs to implement evidence-based interventions (EBIs). But in a complex world with complex organizations and complex interventions, many challenges have arisen to the implementation of EBIs with fidelity…
Descriptors: Intervention, Evidence Based Practice, Accountability, Outcome Measures
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Pituch, Keenan A.; Whittaker, Tiffany A.; Chang, Wanchen – American Journal of Evaluation, 2016
Use of multivariate analysis (e.g., multivariate analysis of variance) is common when normally distributed outcomes are collected in intervention research. However, when mixed responses--a set of normal and binary outcomes--are collected, standard multivariate analyses are no longer suitable. While mixed responses are often obtained in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Multivariate Analysis, Mixed Methods Research, Models
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Rog, Debra J. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
This article illustrates the synergistic role between practice and theory in evaluation. Using reflective practice, the author reviews her own work as well as the work of other evaluators to illustrate how theory can influence practice and, in turn, how evaluation practice can inform and grow theory, especially evaluation theory. The following…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Evaluation Problems, Program Evaluation, Social Science Research
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Morris, Michael – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
This essay explores the implications of the zeitgeist that emerged in the United States during the 1960s for the conceptualization of ethical issues in evaluation and community psychology, and how perspectives from the latter field might enhance ethical practice in the former. Special attention is paid to articulations of social justice,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Psychology, Social Justice, Standards
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Marek, Lydia I.; Brock, Donna-Jean P.; Savla, Jyoti – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
Although collaboration is recognized as an effective means to address multifaceted community issues, successful collaboration is difficult to achieve and failure is prevalent. To effectively collaborate, collaborators must recognize the strengths and weaknesses within their own efforts. Using Mattessich and colleagues' work as a springboard, a…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Cooperation, Teamwork, Group Dynamics
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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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Labin, Susan N. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
A fundamental reason for doing evaluation capacity building (ECB) is to improve program outcomes. Developing common measures of outcomes and the activities, processes, and factors that lead to these outcomes is an important step in moving the science and the practice of ECB forward. This article identifies a number of existing ECB measurement…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Capacity Building, Outcome Measures, Models
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Wandersman, Abraham – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
The Labin et al. logic model describes the why, how, what, and potential outcomes of evaluation capacity building (ECB). Getting To Outcomes offers a frame and empirical results for operationalizing the ECB logic model of Labin et al. and for deepening the science and practice of ECB.
Descriptors: Evaluation, Capacity Building, Methods, Accountability
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Gee, Kevin A. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
The growth in the availability of longitudinal data--data collected over time on the same individuals--as part of program evaluations has opened up exciting possibilities for evaluators to ask more nuanced questions about how individuals' outcomes change over time. However, in order to leverage longitudinal data to glean these important insights,…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Data Analysis, Statistical Studies, Program Evaluation
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