Evaluating Large Scale Programs

Subject EDUC90178 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours for internal mode students. External mode students can expect a total workload of approximately 240 hours.
Total Time Commitment: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject will provide students with an advanced understanding of evaluation theory, methodology and practice. The subject is based, in particular, upon a critical analysis and application of realist, theory-based approaches to evaluating complex, large-scale social interventions.

Objectives: On completion of this subject, students will:
  • understand the nature of multi-site multi-intervention programs;
  • be capable of assessing competing evaluation designs for such programs;
  • understand the role of theory in contemporary evaluation practices.

Subject assessment consists of three tasks (equivalent to 8,000 words). The first task is a conference presentation (30 per cent) with presentations to commence in week 4 and continue throughout the semester as negotiated with students. The second task is a major research paper of 5,000 words to 6,000 words (60 per cent) The third task is class participation (face to face) or contribution to online forums (10 per cent).

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: Readings will be provided on the Webraft site for the subject.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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