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Evaluation Research - JSM480
Title: Evaluation Research
Guaranteed by: Department of Sociology (23-KS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 8
Examination process: winter s.:combined
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (40)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Mgr. Jiří Remr, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Jiří Remr, Ph.D.
Class: Courses for incoming students
Annotation - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Jiří Remr, Ph.D. (15.09.2023)
This course is specifically designed to equip students with the fundamental principles of evaluation. Immerse yourself in a transformative learning experience that unravels the nature and meaning of evaluation, its methodologies and practical applications.

Throughout the course, you will gain in-depth knowledge of various evaluation methods, explore typical evaluation topics, and delve into the nuances of evaluation processes. Special emphasis is placed on key evaluation-specific topics such as stakeholder engagement, the logic model, theory of change, and meta-evaluation.

By the end of this journey, you'll not only understand the core principles, but be able to apply them to real-world scenarios. Whether you're an aspiring evaluator, a researcher, or a policymaker, this course promises to take your understanding of evaluation to a whole new level.
Last update: doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc. (06.11.2023)

Required readings:

Morra Imas, L. G., Rist, R. C. (2009). The Road to Results : Designing and Conducting Effective Development Evaluations. Washington, World Bank

Alkin, M. C. (2011). Evaluation essentials: From A to Z. New York, NY: The. Guilford Press

Guenther, J., Falk, I., & Cole, M. J. (2023). Theory building from qualitative evaluation. Evaluation, 29(4), 410-427.


Additional readings:

Berk, R.A., Rossi, P.H., 1999. Thinking About Program Evaluation 2. London, Sage Publishing

Owen, J.M., 2006. Program Evaluation. Forms and Approaches. New York, The Guilford Press

Rossi, P.H., Lipsey, M.W., Freeman, H.E., 2018. Evaluation. A Systematic Approach. London, Sage Publications

Last update: Mgr. Jiří Remr, Ph.D. (03.10.2023)

Main topics:

Lecture 01: Course overview; introduction to evaluation

Lecture 02: Key principles of evaluative thinking

Lecture 03: Types of evaluation

Lecture 04: Logic models; criteria used in evaluation

Lecture 05: Evaluation questions

Lecture 06: Dealing with stakeholders in evaluations

Lecture 07: Mid-term test (November 9, 2023)

Lecture 08: Evaluation of results

Lecture 09: Evaluation specific methods

Lecture 10: Evaluation approaches

Lecture 11: Ethics of evaluation and evaluation standards

Lecture 12: Final test (December 21, 2023)

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