Course Description for Evaluation Research/Program Analysis
Evaluation Research/Program Analysis
Prerequisite: SYA 3300 or SOW 3404
Description: Program Evaluations are often required by government and private agencies to assess program processes and outcomes and used in decisions concerning whether programs should be continued, improved, expanded, or eliminated. In this class, we will explore the history of the program evaluation â€œmovementâ€ and the intersection of Evaluation Research and Applied Social Science. The course provides a framework through which the skill set developed in the basic research methods classes can be used to evaluate social programs in a variety of agencies, institutions and settings. Students will become familiar with a number of techniques and theoretical foundations utilized in Evaluation/Applied Sociology and provide hands-on experience working on an Evaluation/Applied Sociology project.