Post-evaluation determination of a program's generalizability

Nick L. Smith, Darrel N. Caulley

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The literature on the generalizability of program effects focuses exclusively on the a priori development of evaluation designs which enable certain generalizations to be made. Due to a variety of factors, new questions of a program's generalizability often arise only after the completion of the formal evaluation study. This paper suggests secondary analysis procedures which can be employed using existing evaluation data to estimate a program's generalizability when followup field studies are not feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-302
Number of pages6
JournalEvaluation and Program Planning
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Strategy and Management
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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