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Difference between program evaluation and research activities

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Samson
12 May 2020
Difference between program evaluation and research activities

What is a program evaluation? What is the difference between program evaluation and research activities?

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Edwin
17 June 2020

Welcome ;)

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Samson
17 June 2020

Thanks.

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Edwin
17 June 2020

Program evaluation is a subset of research activities. •It utilizes research methods but, program evaluation is a practical endeavor, not an academic exercise •Program evaluation is not primarily an attempt to build theory or necessarily to develop social science knowledge • Program evaluation collects information about a program or some aspect of a program in order to make necessary decisions about the program •Evaluations with positive results used to develop effective human services policies and programs, and thus make a difference in stakeholders’ lives.

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