This work is EXPANDING for a book I am co-authoring, so I have removed the documents that described each of the considerations below.
I often chair or serve on committees of students conducting a program evaluation thesis or dissertation. Based on the research on program evaluation thesis and dissertation studies (which is limited, by the way) and my experience as a program evaluator and faculty member, I’m developing a framework to support students and faculty in the work of conducting a program evaluation thesis or dissertation. This framework-in-progress has evolved as I’ve worked with students and faculty, and it will continue to do so as I share it with others.
There are six key points of the framework that characterize unique aspects of a program evaluation thesis or dissertation:
Consider the Evaluation Problem
Understand the Program and Program Context
Choose an Evaluation Approach
Establish Evaluation Quality
Get the Evaluation Used
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