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Evaluating Leisure Services : Making Enlightened Decisions

Evaluating Leisure Services : Making Enlightened Decisions - 2nd edition

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Evaluating Leisure Services : Making Enlightened Decisions - 2ND 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-1892132260

Karla A. Henderson and M. Deborah Bialeschki

ISBN13: 978-1892132260
ISBN10: 1892132265
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
Publisher: Venture Pub., Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

This revised edition provides an awareness of the need for evaluation research in the delivery of leisure and human services, along with a basic overview of evaluating procedures. Designed for undergraduates and practitioners who wish to apply evaluation research to their efforts, this book will enable the reader to practice and apply evaluation research concepts and techniques. This new edition includes more outcome-based evaluation, the use of the Internet for data collection, the relationship between research and evaluation, and updated information about computer packages for analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. Units focus on Criteria, Evidence: Data Collection, Evidence: Data Analysis, and Judgment.

Author Bio

Henderson, Karla A. : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Bialeschki, Deborah : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface

Unit One CRITERIA: Introduction to Foundations for Evaluation

1.1 The Basic Question: What Is Evaluation?
1.2 Evaluation and Research: Viva la Difference
1.3 The Trilogy of Evaluation and Research: Criteria, Evidence, and Judgment
1.4 Why Evaluate? Who Cares?
1.5 Developing an Evaluation System: The Five Ps of Evaluation
1.6 Evaluating Programs and Participants
1.7 Timing of Evaluation
1.8 Five Models for Evaluation
1.9 Designing Evaluation Projects and Research Studies: Doing What You Gotta Do
1.10 Competencies and the Art of Evaluation
1.11 Political, Legal, Ethical, and Moral Issues: Doing the Right Thing

Unit Two EVIDENCE: Data Collection

2.1 Qualitative and Quantitative Data: Choices to Make
2.2 Choosing Designs and Methods: The Big Picture
2.3 Trustworthiness: The Zen of Data Collection
2.4 Measurement Instruments: Choosing the Right Ones
2.5 Developing Your Own Measurement Instruments
2.6 Choosing a Sample
2.7 Surveys: The Winner of the Popularity Contest
2.8 Surveys: Administering Questionnaires, Telephone Interviews, and Internet Evaluations
2.9 Surveys: Personal and Group Interviewing
2.10 Observations: "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"
2.11 Unobtrusive Methods
2.12 Experimental Designs
2.13 Specific Applications to Evaluation
2.14 Triangulation

Unit Three EVIDENCE: Data Analysis

3.1 Data According to Measurement
3.2 Getting Your Data Together: Organizing and Coding Quantitative Data
3.3 Descriptive Statistics: Options and Choices
3.4 The Word on Statistical Significance
3.5 Inferential Statistics: The Plot Thickens
3.6 Using Computers for Analyses
3.7 Qualitative Data Analysis and Interpretation

Unit Four JUDGMENT: Data Reporting

4.1 Using Visuals for Displaying Data
4.2 Developing Conclusions and Recommendations: The Grand Finale
4.3 Report Writing: Saving a Paper Trail
4.4 Oral Presentations: Telling the Tale
4.5 Using Evaluations for Decision Making
4.6 Evaluating Projects and Studies: Pitfalls and Problems


Appendix A
Glossary
References
Index

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