Introduction to Program Evaluation - JSM678
Anglický název: Introduction to Program Evaluation
Český název: Úvod do evaluace veřejných politik
Zajišťuje: Katedra veřejné a sociální politiky (23-KVSP)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2023 do 2023
Semestr: zimní
E-Kredity: 5
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:1/1, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: neomezen / neomezen (20)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
4EU+: ne
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: Mgr. Martin Nekola, Ph.D.
Vyučující: Mgr. Martin Nekola, Ph.D.
Neslučitelnost : JSM654
Termíny zkoušek   Rozvrh ZS   Nástěnka   
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Martin Nekola, Ph.D. (30.03.2023)
Are public programs working as intended? What are their real effects? Furthermore, are these effects meeting expectations, or could the resources spent be better used? These and other questions are being asked by the relatively young field of social science called program evaluation. As a practical activity, evaluation is vital to designing and implementing public policies and programs. Its main task is to provide reliable and useful information to managers, politicians, civil servants and other public policy actors. Program evaluation provides feedback on what works, under what conditions, and what activities need to be changed or discontinued.

This course serves as an introduction to the theory and practice of evaluation of publicly funded programs. Main aim is to develop basic conceptual knowledge about program evaluation with focus on the practical competencies for applying this knowledge. Students will be introduced to the main concepts, evaluation designs (plans) and methods of evaluation research, starting from program theory to evaluating the effectiveness of program effects and presenting evaluation results.

The acquired skills can be used in different positions within the public, private or non-profit sector (e.g., project manager, internal or external evaluator, policy analyst). Experienced evaluators from practice are involved in the teaching, and students learn on real evaluation projects. Graduates of the course should be able to:
• discuss the different purposes and types of evaluation of public programs;
• develop a complete evaluation project design to evaluate the impact of a specific public program;
• understand the main methods of effect evaluation and assess the effectiveness of the program;
• summarize and interpret the results of the evaluation;
• identify the social, political and ethical issues associated with evaluation.
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Martin Nekola, Ph.D. (30.03.2023)

Primary literature for the course

Mandatory

  • Rossi, P. H., Lipsey, M. W., & Henry, G. T. (2019). Evaluation: a systematic approach (Eighth edition). Sage. Hereafter referred to as RLH 2019.

 

Recommended

  • Robson, C. (2000). Small-scale evaluation: Principles and practice. Sage Publications.

 

Required literature is available for download in Moodle.

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Vilém Novotný, Ph.D. (23.12.2023)

See attached pdf