Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 contact hours |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total time commitment
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||It is preferable to have completed the subject Program Evaluation: Forms and Approaches prior to commencement of this subject.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Rosalind Hurworth
ContactEducation Student Centre
|Subject Overview:||This subject aims to present recent approaches used within various types of research and ‘early-stage’ or developmental evaluations such as: Needs Assessment; Literature Syntheses; Action Research; Participatory Research/Evaluation, and; Appreciative Inquiry. These activities can assist with decision-making about programs and policy development. |
Cutting-edge techniques used in association with these approaches will also be introduced and practised. Methods to be covered include: The Nominal Group Technique; Ideawriting; Most Significant Change Technique; Search Conferences; and Photo Language. Exercises will draw on real examples of research and evaluation practice.
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject students should be able to: |
• understand various forms of small-scale research and evaluation needed for program design, development of programs and program improvement;
•choose appropriate approaches to answer particular research and evaluation questions;
• understand the theory underpinning various approaches and techniques;
•apply each of the techniques presented through practice; and
•write research and evaluation reports that incorporate these approaches.
There are three pieces of assessment:
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Evaluation |
Master of Evaluation
Postgraduate Certificate in Evaluation
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