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 towards:
EDRM 600 (Introduction to Research Methods).
This course is offered every summer for students in the Student Affairs in Higher Education (M.S.).
Mark Perkins is a Ph.D. candidate at Colorado State University in Educational Research Methods with the School of Education. He began his career as a middle school teacher after getting his Bachelor’s degree at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He stopped teaching middle school halfway through his Master’s program in Research and Evaluation Methodology at the University of Colorado, Denver to pursue graduate work and research full time. He has actively assisted professors on various research projects. He also teaches research methods at the University of Colorado, Denver and has taught research methods for CSU for a year. Including his work in public schools, Mark has taught for 10 years.