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SOCY 5508 Applied Sociology: Evaluation Research (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Evaluation research is a powerful tool that supports organizations to strengthen their programs and policies, and secure funding for their work. Part science/part art, evaluation research is driven by the question: Who needs to know what and for what purpose? Funders want data regarding whether their investments are well-spent; organizations want to know if their program goals are being met. This course explores the arc of implementing an evaluation of a program or policy, including creating a Logic Model and research design, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting findings to the organization. Combines in-class work with intensive field research.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Mindy Fried

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 21-Jul-14