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==Starting points==
==Starting points==
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* [[Why program evaluation?]] - it has become increasingly important for outdoor and experiential education organizations to demonstrate clear evidence of effectiveness...
* [[Why program evaluation?]] - it has become increasingly important for outdoor and experiential education organizations to demonstrate clear evidence of effectiveness...
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* [http://wilderdom.com/evaluation.html Common practices in program evaluation]]
* [http://wilderdom.com/tools.html Tools, instruments, & questionnaires] - a list and details of instruments recommended for use in outdoor and experiential education program evaluations
* [http://wilderdom.com/tools.html Tools, instruments, & questionnaires] - a list and details of instruments recommended for use in outdoor and experiential education program evaluations
* [http://wilderdom.com/html/NeillGass2001EvaluationNeedsAssessmentforAEE6pageversion.doc Needs assessment for program evaluations] (.doc) - to get underway, if you complete this, it will help to focus and plan your program evaluation efforts
* [http://wilderdom.com/html/NeillGass2001EvaluationNeedsAssessmentforAEE6pageversion.doc Needs assessment for program evaluations] (.doc) - to get underway, if you complete this, it will help to focus and plan your program evaluation efforts
* [http://wilderdom.com/research/effectsizes.html Why use effect sizes instead of significance testing for program evaluation?] - Effect sizes are underutilised in program evaluation; significance testing is overutiliszed
* [http://wilderdom.com/research/effectsizes.html Why use effect sizes instead of significance testing for program evaluation?] - Effect sizes are underutilised in program evaluation; significance testing is overutiliszed
* [[James Neill's Publications by Topic#Program Evaluations|Example evaluations]] - downloadable examples of outdoor education program evaluation reports by James Neill
* [[James Neill's Publications by Topic#Program Evaluations|Example evaluations]] - downloadable examples of outdoor education program evaluation reports by James Neill
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* [[#Resources program evaluation references|Resources program evaluation references]]
 
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==Common practices in program evaluation==
 
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==Recommended resources==
==Recommended resources==

Revision as of 02:48, 1 November 2012

Program evaluation in outdoor education, adventure education, & other experiential intervention programs

Starting points

Recommended resources

References

Gass, M., & Neill, J. T. (2001). Introduction to program evaluation. Presentation to the 29th Annual International Conference of the Association for Experiential Education, 2 November.

Greenaway, R. Evaluation of training/learning books & reviews. Active Reviewing.

Hendricks, B. (no date). Improving evaluation in experiential education. ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools.

Neill, J. T. (2010). Program evaluation and outdoor education: An overview. Presentation to the 16th National Outdoor Education Conference, Notre Dame University, Fremantle, Western Australia, January 10-13.

Priest, S. (2001). A program evaluation primer. Journal of Experiential Education, 24(1), 34-40.

Watters, R. (1988). Benefit cost analysis of non-commercial outdoor programs. In Proceedings of the 1986 Conference on Outdoor Recreation.

Watters, R. (1991). Cost benefit analysis of recreation programs for the disabled. Idaho State University Outdoor Program, Pocatello, ID.

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