Government Websites program evaluation


  1. Search relevant Government websites–GAO, HHS, DOEd, EPA, Labor, etc and find a complete prgram evaluation report. Search in topic areas that are up personal and professional interest.
  2. Fast read the document (read executive summary, the introduction in its entirety, the methods section in its entirity, first sentence of each paragaph, last sentence of each paragraph, the results and conclusions sections in its entirety.
  3. Select on document that seems more accessible and appealing to you.
  4. Develop a short proposal and outline document in Word with the following structure

I. Introduction

A. Importance and relevance of program evaluations in your topic area

B. Name, date, of selected program

C. What type of evaluation–process, outcome etc.

II. Summary of Program Evaluation

A. What was context and objectives of the evaluation

B. What was the methodology used?

C. What were main results/findings

III. Critique

A. Deconstruct and analyze the program evaluation

B. Strengths and weaknesses of the program evaluation

C. Where the methods use approprate and sound? Focus on research design, quanative techniques used, whether internal -external validity seems to hold, are the resuts generalizable, if not what factors make less generalizable do you think that the results could be reproduce?

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