Sociology - Program and Policy Evaluation

CRJS 4466  Program and Policy Evaluation

Prerequisites:

CRJS 1087, CRJS 2086, SOCI 2126 and SOCI 2127.

Antirequisites:

SOCI 4466

Hours:

Three hours of lecture per week for one term.

Credits:

3

Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to applied program and policy evaluation. The social context within which evaluation takes place will be examined, and the practical and ethical problems associated with carrying out evaluation research will be discussed. The major methodological perspectives on evaluation research will be outlined, and the different types of evaluation research designs will be examined. The evaluation project-management process will be discussed, including planning, implementation, monitoring, preparing reports and utilization of research findings. The growing emphasis on program accountability in the private and public sectors, and the role of evaluation research in this process, will be examined. This course may be credited toward Sociology.

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