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HDFS 609 - Prevention Program Evaluation

  • 3 credits
  • Online

Concepts and practices of program evaluation in prevention science.

Upon successful completion students will be able to:

1. Describe the purposes and logic of program evaluation practices
2. Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various evaluation designs and methods
3. Apply best-practices principles and methodological skills to evaluate intervention programs that focus on enhancing human development and family functioning.
4. Critique logic models for existing programs and create a logic model for a prevention program.
5. Critically evaluate the validity of evaluation findings in the literature
6. Describe program evaluation findings to diverse stakeholders.
7. Assess impediments to evidence-based programs’ dissemination and sustainability.