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
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Post-evaluation determination of a program's generalizability. / Smith, Nick L.; Caulley, Darrel N.

In: Evaluation and Program Planning, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1979, p. 297-302.

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Smith, Nick L. ; Caulley, Darrel N. / Post-evaluation determination of a program's generalizability. In: Evaluation and Program Planning. 1979 ; Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 297-302.
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