Evaluation Essentials, Second Edition

From A to Z

Author: Marvin C. Alkin,Anne T. Vo

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462532438

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text has given thousands of students and new evaluators the practical information and expert advice needed to conduct or use evaluations. In 26 concise sections, the book describes how to articulate answerable evaluation questions, collect and analyze data using both quantitative and qualitative methods, and deal with contingencies that might alter the traditional sequence of an evaluation. Special strengths of the text are its attention to individual, organizational, and community culture and emphasis on building collaborative relationships with stakeholders. An in-depth case study and related end-of-section exercises (including group activities) help students put themselves in the evaluator role. Other pedagogical features include section titles written as questions, bulleted recaps of each section, "Thinking Ahead" and "Next Steps" pointers, cautionary notes, and suggestions for further reading. New to This Edition *New and expanded topics: evaluation contracts, budgeting, surveys, data visualization, qualitative coding and memoing, factors affecting evaluation use, and context-sensitive evaluation. *Revised case study with extended exercises that guide the reader to complete a simulated evaluation. *End-of-section "Quick Read" links to recommended American Evaluation Association blog posts. *Four entirely new sections (such as "How Do You Strengthen Relationships with Stakeholders?" and "How Do We Plan a Process-Focused Evaluation Design?"), plus other changes and additions throughout.
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Evaluation Essentials

From A to Z

Author: Marvin C. Alkin,Anne T. Vo

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606239001

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

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Written in a refreshing conversational style, this text thoroughly prepares students, program administrators, and new evaluators to conduct evaluations or to use them in their work. The book's question-driven focus and clear discussions about the importance of fostering evaluation use by building collaborative relationships with stakeholders set it apart from other available texts. In 26 concise sections, Marvin C. Alkin explores how to articulate answerable evaluation questions, collect and analyze data using both quantitative and qualitative methods, and deal with contingencies that might alter the traditional sequence of an evaluation. Student-friendly features include handy bulleted recaps of each section, "Thinking Ahead" and "Next Steps" pointers, cautionary notes, annotated suggestions for further reading, and an in-depth case study that provides the basis for end-of-chapter exercises.
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Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator, Second Edition

The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum Development

Author: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826140149

Category: Medical

Page: 484

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With essential, updated content for novice and experienced nurse educators This evidence-based text delivers the full scope of knowledge necessary for novice and experienced faculty to become competent teachers in nursing. The only book to focus on the full academic role, it encompasses all of the key concepts required for effective teaching, curriculum development, evaluation and testing, becoming a scholar in nursing education, and much more. The second edition is updated throughout and includes four new chapters on Understanding the Learner, Interprofessional Education, Curriculum Models, and Global Nursing Education. It offers new content on role of the nurse educator, learning theories, active learning, flipped class/team-based learning, teaching strategies, teaching in an online nursing course, using new technologies and simulation, clinical teaching and evaluation, test construction, scholarship of teaching, and more. Chapters begin with objectives and conclude with a content summary. Each chapter integrates research and evidence into the text and includes specific examples of the methods and strategies presented, and 'How-to Tips’ for readers. Also available with the book is an online course with sample course syllabus, modules for each chapter, learner activities, discussion forum questions, and Power Point slides. New to the Second Edition: Four new chapters: Understanding the Learner, Interprofessional Education, Curriculum Models, and Global Nursing Education Learning concepts important in teaching Active learning strategies, flipped class/team-based learning Teaching in online nursing courses and programs New technologies and what’s new in simulation Innovative models of clinical teaching Assessment, evaluation, and test construction Curriculum development and evaluation Scholarship of teaching and becoming a scholar in nursing education Developing partnerships with clinical settings New ancillary with complete online course of 20 modules Key Features: Encompasses current, evidence-based information about the complete academic role—the only text of its kind Delivers key concepts required for effective teaching, curriculum development, evaluation and testing, scholarship, and more Prepares graduate nursing students and nurses transitioning into educator role with essential knowledge and competencies Includes both theoretical and practical information Provides specific examples of content and "how to" tips
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Blended Language Program Evaluation

Author: Paul Gruba,Mónica S. Cárdenas-Claros,Ruslan Suvorov,Katherine Rick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113751437X

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Advocating an argument-based approach, Blended Language Program Evaluation presents a framework for planning, conducting, and appraising evaluation of blended language learning across three institutional levels, and demonstrates its utility and application in four case studies carried out in diverse international contexts.
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Assessment Essentials for Standards-Based Education

Author: James H. McMillan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412955505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 167

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This revised edition shows educators how to integrate assessment with teaching and learning and offers new chapters that discuss a variety of assessment and grading techniques.
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Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment

Author: Dawn P. Flanagan,Samuel O. Ortiz,Vincent C. Alfonso

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118234561

Category: Psychology

Page: 576

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The most up-to-date resource of comprehensive information forconducting cross-battery assessments The Cross-Battery assessment approach—also referred to asthe XBA approach—is a time-efficient assessment methodgrounded solidly in contemporary theory and research. The XBAapproach systematically integrates data across cognitive,achievement, and neuropsychological batteries, enablingpractitioners to expand their traditional assessments to morecomprehensively address referral concerns. This approach alsoincludes guidelines for identification of specific learningdisabilities and assessment of cognitive strengths and weaknessesin individuals from culturally and linguistically diversebackgrounds. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, ThirdEdition is designed to help busy practitioners quickly acquirethe knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use ofpsychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter featuresnumerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points,and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions thathelp you to gauge and reinforce your grasp of the informationcovered. Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition isupdated to include the latest editions of cognitive ability testbatteries , such as the WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, and WJ III COG, andspecial purpose cognitive tests including the WMS-IV and TOMAL-II.This book now also overs many neuropsychological batteries such asthe NEPSY-II and D-KEFS and provides extensive coverage ofachievement batteries and special purpose tests, including theWIAT-III, KM-3, WRMT-3 and TOWL-4. In all, this book includes over100 psychological batteries and 750 subtests, all of which areclassified according to CHC (and many according toneuropsychlogical theory. This useful guide includes a timesavingCD-ROM, Essential Tools for Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA)Applications and Interpretation, which allows users to enter dataand review results and interpretive statements that may be includedin psychological reports. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.
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Neuroradiology: The Requisites E-Book

Author: Robert D. Zimmerman,David M. Yousem,Robert I. Grossman,Rohini Nadgir

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323080383

Category: Medical

Page: 704

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Neuroradiology, the top-selling book in the Requisites in Radiology series by Dr. David Yousem et al., efficiently presents everything you need to know about diagnostic imaging of the most commonly encountered neurological conditions. The authors address the conceptual, technical, and interpretive core knowledge needed for imaging the brain, spine, head, and neck, and discuss all the high-tech imaging modalities used, including diffusion weighted imaging, CT angiography, and MR spectroscopy. Compact yet authoritative, this work is a great reference for both board preparation and practice. Focus on the essentials needed to pass the boards and the Certificate of Added Qualification exam. Easily review and visualize important facts with more than 1,000 high-quality pictures, charts, lists, boxes, tables, differential diagnoses and suggested readings. Get all you need for daily reference with a concise, yet comprehensive format. Interpret the findings generated from each high-tech imaging modality used to study the brain, spine, head, and neck, including diffusion weighted imaging, perfusion weighted imaging, CT angiography, MR angiography, and MR spectroscopy. Carry and consult this resource easily with its new, more compact book size.
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Essentials of TAT and Other Storytelling Assessments

Author: Hedwig Teglasi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470627181

Category: Psychology

Page: 404

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret a variety of storytelling techniques Storytelling techniques are a popular projective approach for assessing many aspects of a person's personality, such as cognitive processes, emotional functioning, and self-regulation. The broad spectrum of techniques includes the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT—the most widely embraced), Roberts-2, and TEMAS (Tell-Me-A-Story). To use these tests properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret them. Written by Hedwig Teglasi, a leading researcher of the TAT and other storytelling techniques, Essentials of TAT and Other Storytelling Assessments, Second Edition is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals, and those in training, quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Fully revised and updated to reflect the current research supporting storytelling techniques, Essentials of TAT and Other Storytelling Assessments, Second Edition reflects the latest data and theory on scoring stories and includes new material on interpreting stories in reference to a person's abilities in cognition, emotion, relationships, motivation, and self-regulation. As well, the author provides expert assessment of the methods' relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on their clinical applications, and several case studies to illustrate best practices for implementing the storytelling approach to personality assessment. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of PAI Assessment Essentials of 16PF Assessment Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of MillonTM Inventories Assessment, Third Edition Essentials of Rorschach Assessment Essentials of MMPI-2 Assessment Essentials of MMPI-A Assessment
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Essentials of Assessment with Brief Intelligence Tests

Author: Susan R. Homack,Cecil R. Reynolds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470115246

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret various brief intelligence tests Essentials of Assessment with Brief Intelligence Tests efficiently presents, in the popular Essentials format, concise information on the range of brief intelligence tests that are used most often in school and clinical practices and provides an overview and definition of brief intelligence testing as well as its uses and limitations. Sample evaluations using brief intelligence tests are also included. This compact and easy-to-use book includes coverage of: * The Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test-Second Edition (KBIT-2) * Reynolds Intellectual Screening Test (RIST) * Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI) * Wide Range Intelligence Test (WRIT) As part of the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this volume provides information mental health professionals need to practice knowledgably, efficiently, and ethically in today's behavioral healthcare environment. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of Assessment with Brief Intelligence Tests includes vital, yet succinct, information on the four most commonly used brief intelligence tests and equips clinicians including school psychologists, clinical psychologists, and learning specialists with the knowledge and skills to make optimal use of these important tests. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales (SB5) Assessment Essentials of WISC?-IV Assessment Essentials of WIAT?-II and KTEA-II Assessment Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment Essentials of WJ III Tests of Achievement Assessment Essentials of WPPSI-III Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment Essentials of KABC-II Assessment Essentials of NEPSY? Assessment Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of WMS?-III Assessment
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Primary Care, Second Edition

An Interprofessional Perspective

Author: Robert V. DiGregorio, PharmD, BCACP,Carol Green-Hernandez, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FNS,Stephen Paul Holzemer, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826171486

Category: Medical

Page: 1168

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A complete, state-of-the-art bible of interprofessional primary care in one easy-to-use resource for Interprofessional Primary Care A truly interprofessional primary care textbook, created by DNPs/APRNs, MDs, PharmDs, PAs, CNSs, and CNMs Evidence-based practice guidelines for Primary Care Includes community care, team work, and wellness coachings Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Across the lifespan focus PLUS gender, occupational and palliative care considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text This second edition of Primary Care delivers succinct, current, and integrated information on the assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, and management of individuals with commonly seen conditions in primary care settings. Written and edited by APNs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs and other health professionals, it emphasizes guidance on differential diagnosis, interprofessional primary care, lifestyle management, health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention. The text features ërelationship-centered care, extensive coverage of age, gender, and occupational considerations; complementary approaches; nutritional assessment; violence exposure and vulnerability assessment; family, community, and cultural assessment; palliative care; and evidence-based practice guidelines. This important text presents current diagnostic criteria for each condition and includes relevant anatomy, pathology, and physiology, epidemiology of the condition, including cultural and economic factors, risk identification, and disease prevention strategies. Also included are related laboratory studies, the focused physical exam, wellness coaching, treatment options, potential pitfalls, and much more. Additionally, the book includes clinical "pearls", clinical warnings, referrals and warning points, and references. The text is of value to all interprofessional primary care providers, with a special focus on the needs of advanced practice nurses and MSN/DNP students, and as a course textbook for teaching primary health care topics New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on interprofessional primary care, including community care, team work, and wellness coaching Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Broad team of interprofessional authors and editors Special focus on elder/geriatric primary care and palliative care Evidence-based practice guidelines Stronger focus on age, gender, and occupational considerationsFocus on age, gender, and occupational considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text
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