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

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 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.

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Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Beiber
SAGE Publications, Inc.
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Sharon Brisolara and Denise Seigart. "Feminist Evaluation Research" 2ndThousand Oaks, CAHandbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis (2012)
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