Politics in Program Evaluation
Evaluation determines the merit or worth of a program, policy, or entity (Scriven 1967).
Evaluation determines what is needed in societal programs through the systematic collection and use of data (Mertens and Wilson 2012).
Evaluation objectively examines the outcomes of programs to determine whether goals are met successfully or unsuccessfully (Weiss 1973).
Cumulatively, program evaluation involves the systematic study of social programs in the public sector. Rooted firmly in social science research methodology, program evaluation determines the merit or worth of program components or the effectiveness of program processes as they relate to program...
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