Evaluation: A Systematic Approach

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Subject Index
Access, 135-137; definition of, 122
Accountability, 157, 283-309; definition of, 122
Accounting perspectives, 254-262; definition of, 242; individual, 254-255; governmental, 255; social, 257-259
Action hypothesis, 71
Administrative assessments, 237-239; definition of, 226
Administrative records, in impact assessment, 228-233; in monitoring, 126-129
Agency for International Development, 13, 276
Alcoholism treatment evaluation, 230
Analysis, of covariance. See Statistical adjustment; of variance. see Statistical adjustment
Anti-malaria campaign evaluation ( India), 268-269, 272-273
Attenuation, 170
Attrition, 131-132, 137, 194
Behavioral Research and Evaluation Corporation, 95
Benefits, 250-251; definition of, 242; measurement of, 263-267
Benefit-to-cost ratio, 241-282; definition of, 242
Bias, 124-126; definition of, 122 Breathalyzer, evaluation, 212-213
Bureau of the census, 111-112
California Adult Authority. See Prisoner Group Counselling Evaluation
California State Department of Rehabilitation, 13
Center for Disease Control, 13
Childcare, 113-114. See also Daycare
Children's Television Workshop (CTW), 119, 130
Client satisfaction, evaluation, 232, 234-235; measurement, 154
Clinical judgments, 30-32; 73
Choctaw Home-Centered Family Education Project, 152
Communications, evaluation, 22-24
Community Action Program (CAP), 133
Community forum technique, 104- 105
Community surveys, 112-115, 130 Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA), 19
Comprehensive evaluation, 45-46; definition of, 16
Confounding effects, 171-177; definition of, 160; endogenous changes, 172; interfering events, 173, 210; maturational trends, 173, 209; program related effects, 175; secular drift, 172, 210; self-selection, 173; stochastic effects, 174; unreliability, 174- 175
Continuous monitoring, 142-143
Constructed controls, 194-206; definition of, 180
Control group, 181-183; definition of, 180
Control variables, 205. See also Contructed controls; Statistical adjustments
Corrections programs, evaluation, 274, 275
Cost-benefit analysis, 241-282; definition of, 16, 242; distributional

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