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Feminist Evaluation Research
Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis (2012)
  • Sharon Brisolara
  • Denise Seigart
Abstract

Program evaluation emerged as a professional field in the United States during the 1960s with the expansion of social programs during that period. Although evaluation is a discipline in its own right, practitioners often receive training in other fields before embarking on a career in program evaluation. Program evaluation can be described as the application of social science research methods to the assessment of "the conceptualization, design, implementation, and utility of...social intervention programs" (Rossi & Freeman, 1993, p.5). Program evaluation makes use of a range of methods and draws from a range of methodologies used by social science researchers; however, a program evaluation effort tends to be more focused, concentrating as it does on a project or program for the purpose of improvement or assessing the merit or worth of an intervention.

Disciplines
Publication Date
2012
Editor
Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Beiber
Publisher
SAGE Publications, Inc.
ISBN
1412980593
Citation Information
Sharon Brisolara and Denise Seigart. "Feminist Evaluation Research" 2ndThousand Oaks, CAHandbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/denise_seigart/2/