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==Starting points==
==Starting points==
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* [[Why program evaluation?]] - it has become increasingly important for [[outdoor education]] and [[experiential education]] organisations to demonstrate clear evidence of effectiveness
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* [[Why program evaluation?]] - it has become increasingly important for [[outdoor education]] and [[experiential education]] organisations to demonstrate clear evidence of effectiveness, but motivations for organisations to engage in evaluation vary
* [[/Common practices in program evaluation/]] - what types of program evaluation are conducted? Summarises survey results about outdoor education program evaluation foci, source, and type
* [[/Common practices in program evaluation/]] - what types of program evaluation are conducted? Summarises survey results about outdoor education program evaluation foci, source, and type
* [http://wilderdom.com/tools.html Tools, instruments, & questionnaires] - a list of instruments recommended for use in outdoor and experiential education program evaluations
* [http://wilderdom.com/tools.html Tools, instruments, & questionnaires] - a list of instruments recommended for use in outdoor and experiential education program evaluations
* [[Program evaluation/Needs assessment|Needs assessment for program evaluations]] - to get underway with designing an evaluation, complete this needs assessment. It will help to focus and plan your program evaluation efforts.
* [[Program evaluation/Needs assessment|Needs assessment for program evaluations]] - to get underway with designing an evaluation, complete this needs assessment. It will help to focus and plan your program evaluation efforts.
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* Handling results and benchmarking - [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
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* Handling results and benchmarking - [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 overutilised
* [[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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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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