Program evaluation

Tonia L. Gray, James T. Neill

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Abstract

What gets measured gets done. If you don’t measure results, you can’t tell success from failure. If you can’t see success, you can’t reward it. If you can’t reward success, you’re probably rewarding failure. If you can’t see success, you can’t learn from it. If you can’t recognize failure, you can’t correct it. If you can demonstrate results, you can win public support. Osborne & Gaebler (1993) Focus questions What is program evaluation? Why evaluate programs? What are the main types of program evaluation? What are the main approaches to program evaluation? What steps are involved in program evaluation?

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRisk Management in the Outdoors: A Whole-of-Organisation Approach for Education, Sport and Recreation
EditorsTracey Dickson
PublisherCambridge University Press
Chapter7
Pages132-149
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781139192682
ISBN (Print)9780521152310
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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Gray, T. L., & Neill, J. T. (2011). Program evaluation. In T. Dickson (Ed.), Risk Management in the Outdoors: A Whole-of-Organisation Approach for Education, Sport and Recreation (pp. 132-149). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139192682.008