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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction
    • Evaluation Approaches (1)
    • Evaluation Approaches (2)
    • Policy and Stakeholders (1)
    • Policy and Stakeholders (2)
    • Planning and Implementing an Evaluation (1)
    • Planning and Implementing an Evaluation (2)
    • Methods and Data Sources
    • Case Studies
    • Case Studies
    • Impact of an Evaluation
    • Utilisation of an Evaluation
    • Conclusions
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Glossary
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links

Skills (these are skills that you should begin to be developing through taking this degree and applying it to your own evaluation experience):

  1. the development of skills in evidence-based evaluation of policy and program management
  2. an ability to identify the stakeholders of an evaluation and to consider how they might be involved
  3. to assess the quality of evaluation practice
  4. a reflective knowledge of and use of the professionalism of an independent evaluator
  5. an ability to think carefully about the ethical issues that arise in any particular evaluation, and to understand what it means to attend to them with care and integrity
  6. an ability to integrate the political, ethical, methodological and analytical demands of an evaluation.
  • Assignment 1 - Exercises (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Non-Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Participation (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-SGYX818

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as SGYX818 Evaluation and the Policy Process.

This subject introduces students to policy evaluation and accounts for its place in the policy process and social sciences respectively. Students will acquire knowledge of different approaches to evaluation as well as the ethical and political issues surrounding this process. The subject also focuses on how trends informing public sector management have an influence on the evaluation process and the actual implementation of evaluations.

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