Program Evaluation in Community

Course titleProgram Evaluation in Community
Chair of Labour and Social Security Law Sciences and Social Work
Number of ECTS credits4 Hea Won Kim
Office AddressRadićeva 13
Telephone Hea Won Kim
Office AddressRadićeva 13
Telephone Dinka Caha
Office AddressRadićeva 13 Rektorat, prizemlje
Telephone+385 31 224 550 Dinka Caha
Office AddressRadićeva 13 Rektorat, prizemlje
Telephone+385 31 224 550
Course content

This course examines different types of program evaluation, including needs assessment, process evaluation, impact and outcome evaluation, and cost analysis. The course has two major parts: 1) Students will develop a program evaluation plan that identifies appropriate program evaluation questions, develops designs suitable for addressing the program evaluation questions, 2) Utilizing the existing community agency’s data, students will learn how to accurately analyze the data, and effectively present the findings in written form, while being sensitive to the political and interpersonal contexts in which the evaluation takes place. In addition, students will explore the role of evaluators, funders, program staff, and stakeholders in planning, implementing, and responding to program evaluation.

Course learning outcomes

Apply critical thinking skills within the context of program evaluation., Use ethical research standards and principles appropriate to program evaluation in the community., Evaluate research methods based on relevant knowledge and skills associated with age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex and sexual orientation., Evaluate research studies relevant to the student’s practicum setting., Apply research findings to enhance community-based practice., Define the criteria for appropriate use of research designs for program evaluation research., Select from a variety of evaluation research designs and apply them to the appropriate program context.,

☑ Lectures
☑ Seminars and workshops
☑ Exercises
☑ Independent tasks
☐ Multimedia and internet
☑ Distance education
☐ Office hours
☐ Laboratory
☐ Field work
☐ Mentoring work
☐ Knowledge test
☐ Oral exam
☑ Written exam
☐ Colloquium
Other: Projekt izrade plana evaluacije programa
Both part- and full-time students are expected to attend and participate in all class sessions. Students should complete readings and homework as assigned and come to class prepared for discussion and questions. Because of the nature of this course, service-learning group assignments, regular attendance is required and extremely important. Class attendance and active participation during the service-learning program is mandatory. English language, Croatian language
Required reading
Bonde, A. H., Stjernqvist, N. W., Sabinsky, M. S. i Maindal, H. T.. Process evaluation of implementation fidelity in a Danish health-promoting school intervention. 2018. BMC Public Health, 18(1). https://doi-
Grinnell, Jr., R., Gabor, P. i Unrau, Y.. Program evaluation for social workers: Foundations of evidence-based programs (8th ed.). 2019. Oxford University Press
W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Logic model development guide. 2004.
Müller, E., Hahlweg, P. i Scholl, I.. What do stakeholders need to implement shared decision making in routine cancer care? A qualitative needs assessment. 2016. Acta Oncologica, 55(12). https://doi-
Royse, D. i Badger, K.. Needs assessment planning: Starting where you are. 2015. Australian Social Work, 68(3).
Sorensen, J. L. i Llamas, J. D.. Process evaluation of a community outpatient program treating substance use disorders. 2018. disorders. Journal of Community Psychology, 46(7).
Widman, L., Golin, C. E., Kamke, K., Burnette, J. L. i Prinstein, M. J. . Sexual Assertiveness Skills and Sexual Decision-Making in Adolescent Girls: Randomized Controlled Trial of an Online Program. 2018. Program. American Journal of Public Health, 108(1).
. U slučaju pronalaska relavantnijih članaka, isti će biti dodani popisu literature. 2022.
Optional reading
Alkin, M. C.. Evaluation essentials: from A to Z. 2010. Guilford Press
Dahlberg, L. i McCaig, C.. Practical research and evaluation: a start-to-finish guide for practitioners. 2010. SAGE
Mertens, D. i Wilson, A.. Program evaluation theory and practice: A comprehensive guide. 2012. Guilford Press
Royse, D., Thyer, B. A., Padgett, D. i Logan, T. K.. Program evaluation: An introduction (6th ed.). 2015. Brooks/Cole
Weinbach, R. i Grinnell, R.. Statistics for social workers (9th ed.). 2013. Allyn & Bacon