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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.

One thought on “Developing a Framework for a Program Evaluation Thesis or Dissertation

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

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