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Social experiments and social program evaluation.

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Published by Ballinger Pub. Co. in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

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  • United States
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    • Evaluation research (Social action programs) -- United States -- Congresses,
    • Health and welfare planning -- United States -- Congresses,
    • Social welfare -- United States -- Congresses,
    • United States -- Social policy -- Congresses

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      StatementEdited by James G. Abert and Murray Kamrass.
      ContributionsAbert, James Goodear, ed., Kamrass, Murray, 1921- ed., Washington Operations Research Council.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsH62.5.U5 S63
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxviii, 199 p.
      Number of Pages199
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5423258M
      ISBN 100884100154
      LC Control Number73017220

      This qualitative research can both reinforce what aspects of the program are successful and what may need to be modified for future participants. An Example In , we conducted a program evaluation of an eight-week educational peer support program in Pennsylvania.   Positivism. Positivists prefer quantitative methods such as social surveys, structured questionnaires and official statistics because these have good reliability and representativeness.; Positivists see society as shaping the individual and believe that ‘social facts’ shape individual action. The positivist tradition stresses the importance of doing quantitative research such as large.

      Advocacy of single subject designs as a program evaluation mechanism has been based on the notion that social work practitioners could be trained to apply such methodology to their own cases (Bloom & Block, , Howe, Evaluation Research in Social Work , Jayaratne & Levy, ). Advances in quasi-experimental design and analysis. New Directions for Program Evaluation Series, Num San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. The intent of this volume is to update, perhaps even to alter, our thinking about quasi-experimentation in applied social research and program evaluation.

      A social experiment is the random assignment of human subjects to two groups to examine the effects of social policies. One group, called the “treatment group,” is offered or required to participate in a new program, while a second group, the “control group,” receives the existing program. Generalizing the Results from Social Experiments: Theory and Evidence from Mexico and India Michael Gechtery Janu experiments carried out in urban India, I show that the methods suggested in this paper I consider settings where we have run a randomized evaluation of a pilot program and.


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Social experimentation and program evaluation are at the very heart of public policy analysis and hence, evidence-based policy making. However, no one can “speak truth to powers” with poorly executed, misleading and/or incorrect “evidence.” This volume examines the theory and conduct of : Paperback.

Through illustrative examples, the author provides a grounding in the experimental method and gives advice on: designs that best address alternative policy questions; maximizing the precision of the estimates; implementing the experiment in the field; data collection; estimating and interpreting program impacts, costs, and benefits; dealing with biases; and the use and misuse of experimental results in Cited by: Social experiments are also putting programs under the microscope when they are most ready for testing, enhancing the policy value of their findings.

This volume provides new developments in all these areas from scholars instrumental to recent scientific : Paperback. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Social Experimentation: A Method for Planning and Evaluating Social Intervention summarizes the available knowledge about how randomized experiments might be used in planning and evaluating ameliorative social programs. The book presents various aspects of social experimentation - design, measurement, execution, sponsorship, and utilization of results.

Through illustrative examples, the author provides a grounding in the experimental method and gives advice on: designs that best address alternative policy questions; maximizing the precision of the estimates; implementing the experiment in the field; data collection; estimating and interpreting program impacts, costs, and benefits; dealing with biases; and the use and misuse of experimental results in.

Intended to provide a basic understanding not only of how to design and implement social experiments, but also of how to interpret their results once they are completed, author Larry L. Orr's Social Experiments is written in a friendly, how-to manner.

Through the use of illustrative examples, how-to exhibits and cases, and boldface key words, Orr provides readers with a grounding in the. Social Psychology and Evaluation brings together leading scholars to identify issues of shared interest and to reintegrate these areas empirically and conceptually.

Bridging theory and practice, intervention and evaluation, and social psychology and social policy, the book is well written and accessible to a Reviews: 1. In its broadest meaning, to evaluate means to ascertain the worth of or to fix a value on some object.

In this book, we use evaluation in a more restricted sense, as program evaluation or interchangeably as evaluation research, defined as a social science activity directed at collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating information about the.

Program Evaluation uses a practical, reader-friendly approach to de-mystify evaluation research, clarifying evaluation's relationship to social work practice and providing the knowledge necessary to conduct it.

This book assumes some familiarity with traditional research methods and basic statistics or are currently studying them. It contains all necessary definitions and brief explanations Reviews: 4. Evaluation as a technological, rather than a scientific, pursuit is also discussed.

The remaining chapters focus on the frictions that arise during the implementation of program evaluation; program evaluation as a profession; and how evaluation can be developed into a relevant and powerful method of guiding the course of social innovations. Program Evaluation in Social Research presents a plan for developing evaluation into a form of applied social research that is methodologically sound, relevant to the problems of society, and built on a technological (as opposed to a scientific) model.

Evaluation as applied, relevant social research and as social technology is described, along with its validity and usefulness. The golden standard evaluation reference text. Now in its second edition, Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications is the vital text on evaluation models, perfect for classroom use as a textbook, and as a professional evaluation reference.

The book begins with an overview of the evaluation field and program evaluation standards, and proceeds to cover the most widely used evaluation approaches.

review previous use of social experiments in workforce evaluation. Our review provides guidance in thinking about what kinds of experiments should be conducted in the future. By examining the target groups and the types of programs that have previously been the subject of social experiments, we can also identify areas where major gaps remain.

Books shelved as social-experiment: The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich, The. School administrators and program operators typically resist participating in social experiments 4Grantees whose programs fully saturated their communities (i.e., served all interested families/children, with little potential to expand the applicant pool enough for the evaluation control group without substantially reducing total.

RESEARCH DESIGNS FOR PROGRAM EVALUATIONS Introduction 81 and into the s most evaluators would have agreed that a good program evaluation should emulate social science research and, more specifically, Large-scale social experiments were funded, and evaluations were set.

This book is the longest standing and most widely adopted text in the field of social work research and evaluation. As stated in the book's preface, it is intended for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate social work students in a one-semester research methods course.

Since the first edition inthis edition is designed to provide social work students with the basic 4/5(4). Social work practice is built upon the linkage between the objectives and goals of clients, programs, and agencies, and the evaluation process is critical for making sure those links are strong.

Building on its earlier editions with seven new chapters and complete revisions of the others, as well as a strong online companion website presence, this text is more relevant and user-friendly than ever.5/5(1). 4– –PROGRAM EVALUATION AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT experimental design may not be the most appropriate for the evaluation at hand.

A typical scenario is to be asked to evaluate a program that has already been implemented, with no real ways to create control groups and usually no baseline (preprogram) data to construct before–after comparisons.

Classwide Intervention Program • Designed for use by general education teachers in mainstream classrooms. • Provides teachers with an easy-to-use, effective, and efficient way to teach 10 of the most important social skills.

• Blends instructional best practices and proven intervention methods to teach social .Assessing the Case for Social Experiments Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Economic Perspectives 9(2) February with Reads How we measure 'reads'.This book addresses itself to three questions which are crucial to effective social action and hence to the lives of those whom social programs are designed to improve: (1) why has so little high quality evaluative research been done?

(2) what problems are involved in developing more evaluative research and using its results in policy making? and, (3) what should government and social.