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Developing a Framework for a Program Evaluation Thesis or Dissertation

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I often chair or serve on committees of students conducting a program evaluation thesis or dissertation and am developing a framework to support faculty and students in this work. I introduced the framework in a presentation during the Graduate Student and New Evaluator business meeting at the 2015 American Evaluation Association conference in Chicago. The evolving framework includes six key points:

  • Consider the evaluation problem
  • Understand the program and program context
  • Involve stakeholders
  • Choose an evaluation approach
  • Establish evaluation quality
  • Get the evaluation used

The specifics of how to apply these when conducting a program evaluation thesis or dissertation study are available as resources on my website, Route One Evaluation. I welcome questions and feedback on the framework. My next blog post will focus on challenges and opportunities associated with program evaluation thesis and dissertation work.

3 thoughts on “Developing a Framework for a Program Evaluation Thesis or Dissertation

  1. Pingback: Why Conduct a Program Evaluation Thesis or Dissertation? | Route One Evaluation

  2. Pingback: Evaluation Approaches: You Don’t Need to Choose Just One | Route One Evaluation

  3. I appreciate how you say that you would want to consider the approach of an evaluation service. It would be good to consider this because it would help know what to do. It would also be smart to consider what past nonprofits they have worked on. https://evaluationcenter.net/

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