MSU PRR 475 - Evaluation in Parks, Recreation and Tourism (26 pages)

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Michigan State University
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Prr 475 -

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PRR 475 Topic Outlines PRR 475 Evaluation in Parks Recreation and Tourism D Stynes Topic Outlines TABLE OF CONTENTS I Evaluation and Research Concepts II Research And Evaluation Processes The Study Plan Proposal III Definition and Measurement IV Study Population and Sampling V Survey Research Methods VI Experimental Designs VII Other Methods VIII Statistics and Data Analysis IX Ethical Social and Political Issues in Research and Evaluation X Communicating Results of Research and Evaluation Studies Page 1 PRR 475 Topic Outlines Page 2 I EVALUATION RESEARCH CONCEPTS 1 1 DEFINITION Evaluation process of judging merit or worth of something Evaluation is the systematic assessment of the worth or merit of some object Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation Evaluation research is the systematic application of social research procedures in assessing the conceptualization and design implementation and utility of social intervention programs Rossi Freeman p 20 Evaluation is the process of ascertaining value by comparing results with objectives and judging how well objectives have been met in a qualitative and quantitative sense Lundegren Farrell 1985 Evaluation is a set of procedures to appraise a program s merit and to provide information about its goals expectations activities outcomes impacts and costs Kosecoff Fink 1982 The process of determining the value or amount of success in achieving a predetermined objective It includes at least the following steps formulation of objectives identification of the proper criteria to be used in measuring success recommendations for further program activity The process of collecting and analyzing information about a social program its audience or its impacts on an audience for the explicit purpose of improving its ability to serve the audience in the intended ways Ham 1988 Evaluation is the process of judging the merit worth or value of something Carpenter Howe Introd to leisure pgmming pgmming cycle 1 2 PURPOSES OF



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