PADM 5340

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This graduate-level course provides an introduction to basic evaluation concepts and main types of evaluation approach, as well as the norms, values and inherent tensions of professional evaluation practice. Emphasis is on cultivating evaluative thinking, understanding the strengths of qualitative and quantitative methods for evaluation, and carefully weighing tradeoffs between rigor, feasibility and use of results. Using small case scenarios and exercises, students will learn to answer the question: what is the right evaluation approach for this situation? Includes practice with measure development, data collection, analysis and reporting.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prior completion of introductory statistics and basic qualitative methods is recommended, but not required.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 14563PADM 5340  LEC 001