Applied Program Evaluation   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

RES 1050 - Applied Program Evaluation

Program evaluation encompasses several different philosophical, methodological and process perspectives. This course will introduce you to the varied spectrum of the field of evaluation and provide you with the opportunity to reflect on what evaluation approaches work best for what situation. As opposed to basic research, which is intended to expand general knowledge in a particular area, program evaluation seeks to improve our understanding of a specific program. The information gained from program evaluation may contribute to general knowledge in a particular area, but most often will generate knowledge specific to a particular setting, problem, and program. Course requires a research proposal, IRB review, execution of a pilot research study, and written research report. (Ph.D. program only) Prerequisite(s): Completion of RES 1015 . 3 credit(s)