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Evaluation: a systematic approach

Evaluation: a systematic approach

Rossi, Peter H. (Peter Henry), 1921-; Freeman, Howard E. (Howard Edgar); Lipsey, Mark W

This edition has been revised to include the latest techniques and approaches to evaluation as well as guidelines for how evaluation should be tailored to fit programs and social contexts. Plus, there is more focus on evaluation diagnostic procedures

Hardback, Book. English.
7th ed.
All formats and editions (2)
Published London: SAGE, 2003

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Statement of responsibility: Peter H. Rossi, Howard E. Freeman, Mark W. Lipsey
ISBN: 0761908943, 9780761908944
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Previous ed.: 1999.
Physical Description: 532 p.
Subject: Evaluation research (Social action programs)


  1. About the Authors1. An Overview of Program Evaluation2. Tailoring Evaluations3. Identifying Issues and Formulating Questions4. Assessing the Need for a Program5. Expressing and Assessing Program Theory6. Assessing and Monitoring Program Process7. Measuring and Monitoring Program Outcomes8. Assessing Program Impact
  2. Randomized Field Experiments9. Assessing Program Impact
  3. Alternative Designs10. Detecting, Interpreting, and Analyzing Program Effects11. Measuring Efficiency12. The Social Context of EvaluationGlossaryReferencesAuthor IndexSubject Index


"What sets this book apart is the sheer comprehensiveness resulting from almost four decades of research and refinements though seven editions. It is suitable for use in teaching senior undergraduate and graduate students in a range of fields and disciplines as well as experienced evolution practitioners. It is also useful to those who are interested in resolving, or being able to understand and address theoretical and methodological issues that are inherent in any evaluation study."