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Handbook on the theory and practice of program evaluation.

Author: Albert N Link; Nicholas S Vonortas
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013.
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There has been a dramatic increase in expenditures on public goods over the past thirty years, particularly in the area of research and development. As governments explore the many opportunities for growth in this area, they - and the general public - are becoming increasingly concerned with the transparency, accountability and performance of public programs. This pioneering Handbook offers a collection of critical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Link, Albert N.
Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation.
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albert N Link; Nicholas S Vonortas
ISBN: 9780857932402 0857932403
OCLC Number: 831118627
Description: 1 online resource (424 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; About the authors; 1. Introduction to the handbook; PART I ECONOMIC METHODS AND APPLICATIONS; 2. The theory and practice of public-sector R & D economic impact analysis; 3. Micro-econometric approaches to the evaluation of technology-oriented public programmes: a non-technical review of the state of the art; 4. Selection of a portfolio of R & D projects; PART II NON-ECONOMIC METHODS AND APPLICATIONS; 5. Peer review and expert panels as techniques for evaluating the quality of academic research; 6. Logic modeling: a tool for designing program evaluations. 7. Research value mapping and evaluation: theory and applicationPART III HYBRID METHODS AND APPLICATIONS; 8. Social network methodology; 9. Estimating avoided environmental emissions and environmental health benefits; 10. Evaluating cooperative research centers: a strategy for assessing proximal and distal outcomes and associated economic impacts; PART IV DATA-DRIVEN APPLICATIONS; 11. Bibliometrics as a tool for research evaluation; 12. Patent analysis; 13. Measuring innovation with official statistics; Index.

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There has been a dramatic increase in expenditures on public goods over the past thirty years, particularly in the area of research and development. As governments explore the many opportunities for growth in this area, they - and the general public - are becoming increasingly concerned with the transparency, accountability and performance of public programs. This pioneering Handbook offers a collection of critical essays on the theory and practice of program evaluation, written by some of the most well-known experts in the field. As this volume demonstrates, a wide variety of methodologies ex.

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