The knowledge base for this course comes primarily from literature on evaluation. Evaluation systematically assesses the performance, outcomes, and impacts of public and nonprofit programs and policies. While comprehensive evaluations are expensive and time consuming, the basis of this course is to provide suggestions about evaluations that will enable policymakers and managers to obtain more information, more often, and on more programs, even though the evidence for program impacts might not be as strong as desired.
This course can be applied toward:
EDRM 600 (Introduction to Research Methods).
This course is offered every summer for students in the Student Affairs in Higher Education (M.S.).