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RealWorld Evaluation

Author : Michael Bamberger
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This book helps practicing evaluators design and conduct competent evaluation studies, while explicitly considering resource and data constraints. The book is organized around a seven-step model developed by the authors, and which has been tested and refined in workshops that cater to a broad spectrum of evaluation practitioners. Vignettes from practice and case studies, representing evaluations from a variety of geographic regions and sectors, demonstrate adaptive possibilities for small projects with budgets of a few thousand dollars, or timelines as brief as a few days, to large-scale, long-term evaluations with multi-million-dollar budgets. The text is specifically designed to incorporate quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method designs.

RealWorld Evaluation

Author : Michael Bamberger
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RealWorld Evaluation: Working Under Budget, Time, Data, and Political Constraints is the only textbook that provides specific guidance on how to conduct evaluations when working under resource and/or data constraints. Authors Michael Bamberger, Jim Rugh, and Linda Mabry illustrate options for addressing each constraint through practical examples from both developed and developing countries to show how adapting to different types of exigencies can lead to successful evaluations.

Dealing With Complexity in Development Evaluation

Author : Michael Bamberger
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Recognizing that complexity calls for innovative, conceptual, and methodological solutions, Dealing with Complexity in Development Evaluation by Michael Bamberger, Jos Vaessen, and Estelle Raimondo offers practical guidance to policymakers, managers, and evaluation practitioners on how to design and implement complexity-responsive evaluations that can be undertaken in the real world of time, budget, data, and political constraints. Introductory chapters present comprehensive, non-technical overviews of the most common evaluation tools and methodologies, and additional content addresses more cutting-edge material. The book also includes six case study chapters to illustrate examples of various evaluation contexts from around the world.

Conducting Multiple Site Evaluations in Real World Settings

Author : James M. Herrell
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In the past decade, interest in multisite evaluation has grown, but there is still not a substantial literature on the issues involved in conducting evaluations in multiple sites. There are, however, a number of threads that readers may be interested in pursuing. The literature on clinical trials increasingly contains references to conducting multicenter clinical trials. Cluster evaluation is an approach to multisite evaluation that has been developed by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation for improving the evaluation of certain foundation initiatives. The studies described in this volume represent an approach to multisite evaluation that has much in common with the clinical trials tradition. However, it shares with cluster evaluation an appreciation for the adjustments that are necessary to reflect the realities of conducting evaluation research in actual service settings. This is the 94th issue of the quarterly report New Directions for Evaluation.

Real World Evidence Generation and Evaluation of Therapeutics

Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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The volume and complexity of information about individual patients is greatly increasing with use of electronic records and personal devices. Potential effects on medical product development in the context of this wealth of real-world data could be numerous and varied, ranging from the ability to determine both large-scale and patient-specific effects of treatments to the ability to assess how therapeutics affect patients' lives through measurement of lifestyle changes. In October 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop to facilitate dialogue among stakeholders about the opportunities and challenges for incorporating real-world evidence into all stages in the process for the generation and evaluation of therapeutics. Participants explored unmet stakeholder needs and opportunities to generate new kinds of evidence that meet those needs. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Evaluation for the Real World

Author : Colin Palfrey
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Evaluation research findings should be a key element of the policymaking process, but in reality, they are often disregarded. Evaluation for the Real World examines the use—and nonuse—of evaluation research by decision makers. Analyzing the frameworks and criteria of various evaluation procedures, it highlights the impact evaluation has on public policy with an emphasis on the real world of decision making in the public sector and the political and economic pressures it faces. Assessing the work of influential academics in both the United States and UK, the authors formulate strong arguments for the adoption of a different approach to evaluation.

Evaluation Policy and Evaluation Practice

Author : William M. K. Trochim
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This issue of New Directions for Evaluation addresses the topic of evaluation policy, especially how it is informed by and affects evaluation practice. An evaluation policy is any rule or principle that a group or organization uses to guide its decisions and actions when doing evaluation. Every group and organization that engages in evaluation, including government agencies, private businesses, and nonprofit organizations, has evaluation policies. Sometimes they are formal, explicit, and written; at other times they are more implicit and ad hoc principles or norms that have simply evolved over time. Evaluation policy is a critically important issue for the field and profession of evaluation. Evaluation policies profoundly affect the day-to-day work of all evaluators. Many recent and current controversies or conflicts in the field of evaluation can be viewed, at least in part, as struggles around evaluation policy. The chapters in this issue consider evaluation policy in its many and varied settings and contexts, including extensive treatment of large-scale national evaluation policy both in the United States and in Europe. The issue brings together revised and extended versions of all of the key addresses in the presidential strand of the 2008 American Evaluation Association conference, including the presidential address, plenary speeches, and expert lectures. This is the 123rd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly thematic journal New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association. The journal publishes empirical, methodological, and theoretical works on all aspects of evaluation. Each issue is devoted to a single topic, with contributions solicited, organized, reviewed, and edited by a guest editor or editors. Issues may take any of several forms, such as a series of related chapters, a debate, or a long article followed by brief critical commentaries

Real World Training Evaluation

Author : Patricia Pulliam Phillips
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Is your program ready for the real world? Real world evaluation is a balance between art, science, accuracy, and cost. To set your program up for success, you need to start the measurement and evaluation journey with a clear destination in mind. In Real World Training Evaluation, Patricia and Jack Phillips hone in on ROI in learning and development and outline a clear pathway to seamless and credible evaluation. Learn to avoid real world barriers that commonly get in the way of talent development initiatives. Earn the respect of senior management by showing bottom-line impact, including the ROI. And start describing program successes in quantitative, qualitative, financial, and non-financial terms to win over crucial stakeholders. By demonstrating program results, you can help your organization link its human capital investment to operational excellence and sustainability. Real World Training Evaluation offers the directions and tools to get you there.

Educational Evaluation

Author : Blaine R. Worthen
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Doing Research in the Real World

Author : David E Gray
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Practically-focused throughout, Doing Research in the Real World encourages the reader to develop an awareness of the real nature of research, and the means by which data can be collected, validated and interpreted. David Gray equips readers with the skills necessary to design and implement their own research project. The book covers all the essential aspects of actually doing research, and provides coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods and deals with all the main elements of the research process and the design of appropriate research tools.

Macrocognition Metrics and Scenarios

Author : Dr Emily S Patterson
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Macrocognition Metrics and Scenarios: Design and Evaluation for Real-World Teams translates advances by scientific leaders in the relatively new area of macrocognition into a format that will support immediate use by members of the software testing and evaluation community for large-scale systems as well as trainers of real-world teams. Macrocognition is defined as how activity in real-world teams is adapted to the complex demands of a setting with high consequences for failure. The primary distinction between macrocognition and prior research is that the primary unit for measurement is a real-world team coordinating their activity, rather than individuals processing information, the predominant model for cognition for decades. This book provides an overview of the theoretical foundations of macrocognition, describes a set of exciting new macrocognitive metrics, and provides guidance on using the metrics in the context of different approaches to evaluation and measurement of real-world teams.

Engineers Guide to Program and Product Evaluation

Author : Lindsay I. Griffin
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Real World Evidence in Drug Development and Evaluation

Author : Harry Yang
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Real-world evidence (RWE) has been at the forefront of pharmaceutical innovations. It plays an important role in transforming drug development from a process aimed at meeting regulatory expectations to an operating model that leverages data from disparate sources to aid business, regulatory, and healthcare decision making. Despite its many benefits, there is no single book systematically covering the latest development in the field. Written specifically for pharmaceutical practitioners, Real-World Evidence in Drug Development and Evaluation, presents a wide range of RWE applications throughout the lifecycle of drug product development. With contributions from experienced researchers in the pharmaceutical industry, the book discusses at length RWE opportunities, challenges, and solutions. Features Provides the first book and a single source of information on RWE in drug development Covers a broad array of topics on outcomes- and value-based RWE assessments Demonstrates proper Bayesian application and causal inference for real-world data (RWD) Presents real-world use cases to illustrate the use of advanced analytics and statistical methods to generate insights Offers a balanced discussion of practical RWE issues at hand and technical solutions suitable for practitioners with limited data science expertise

Real World Functional Programming

Author : Tomas Petricek
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"Real World Functional Programming" is a unique tutorial that explores the functional programming model through the F# and C# languages.

Proceedings of the ASP DAC 97 Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 1997 January 28 31 1997 Makuhari Messe Nippon Convention Center Chiba Japan

Author : IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
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The Asia and South Pacific conference on design automation is the second in a series of biennial international conferences. It aims to provide the CAD/DA community with the opportunity to present ideas and concepts on upperstream design as well as methodologies of downstream design.

Marketing Education and the Real World and Dynamic Marketing in a Changing World

Author : American Marketing Association
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Social Studies for the Real World

Author : Maxine Dunfee
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Choosing a Database for Your Web Site

Author : John Paul Ashenfelter
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The knowledge you need to select the right database solution for your Web site and the skills to make it happen Choosing a Database for Your Web Site Expert John Paul Ashenfelter begins with a refresher course on database technology and design basics. He then appraises the major types of Web database tools and applications, describes how they work, explains how they can be used to provide an array of services, and outlines criteria for choosing the right one for your site (and your budget). Next, he reviews a broad range of database products for every purpose and budget, including: * Desktop database tools with Web publishing capabilities such as Microsoft Access and Claris FileMaker Pro * HTML editors with database capabilities, including Microsoft FrontPage, NetObjects Fusion, and Allaire Homesite * Server-based database applications like Allaire Cold Fusion, Microsoft Active Server Pages, and Everyware Tango * Programming tools for creating Web database applications from scratch, including CGI with Perl and Java-based tools The final section of the book ties it all together with case studies that show how the techniques and issues discussed in the book impact three real-world Web sites. The companion Web site features: * Links to demo versions of products described in the book * All the code from the book * A regularly updated list of books, Web sites, and other valuable resources

Real world Evaluation of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in the German Health Care System A Health Claims Data Analysis

Author : Patrick Reinders
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Program Evaluation and Performance Monitoring

Author : Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh
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A selection of 12 papers presented by academics and senior public servants to a Centre for Australian Public Sector Management conference held at Griffith University, Brisbane, July 1991. Also contains papers commissioned by the editors for this book. The papers present an examination of recent public sector management reforms to assist public sector managers and cabinet ministers to become more efficient, effective and accountable. Includes references and an index.