Performance Evaluation

Author: Ingrid J. Guerra-López
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119461203
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre: Education

Performance Evaluation is a hands-on text for practitioners, researchers, educators, and students in how to use scientifically-based evaluations that are both rigorous and flexible. Author Ingrid Guerra-López, an internationally-known evaluation expert, introduces the foundations of evaluation and presents the most applicable models for the performance improvement field. Her book offers a wide variety of tools and techniques that have proven successful and is organized to illustrate evaluation in the context of continual performance improvement.

Performance Consulting

Author: William J. Rothwell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118416273
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Praise for Performance Consulting "You hold in your hands an outstanding portrayal of thehalf-century evolution of performance improvement. Rothwell and hiscolleagues have written the most comprehensive performanceconsulting book on the market. From data collection and analysis toimplementing solutions, Performance Consulting provides aroadmap to guide you on the path to becoming a successfulperformance consultant. The roadmap includes countless signposts inthe form of exercises, processes, examples, tools, and advice toensure you reach your final destination successfully." —Elaine Biech, president, ebb associates and author of TheBusiness of Consulting "This book provides a wealth of resources performanceconsultants can use for performance analysis and solutionselection. The many case studies, references, and discussionquestions throughout the text make this book both practical andsubstantive." —Dana and Jim Robinson, co-authors of PerformanceConsulting: A Practical Guide for HR and Learning Professionals "In today's economic realities, performance consulting andperformance improvement are critical to organizational success. Thechallenge for human resource development professionals is to shiftthe focus to performance improvement, not just applying classictraining and learning solutions. Rothwell and his team haveassembled perhaps the most comprehensive reference on thisimportant field, complete with examples, illustrations, and adescription of all of the pertinent models. This will be a 'musthave' reference for any person involved in human resourcedevelopment and human capital development." —Jack Phillips Ph.D., chairman, ROI Institute, author ofThe Value of Learning

Handbook of Research on Enhancing Teacher Education with Advanced Instructional Technologies

Author: Ololube, Nwachukwu Prince
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466681637
Release Date: 2015-07-17
Genre: Education

Before today’s teachers are ready to instruct the intellectual leaders of tomorrow, they must first be trained themselves. Information and communication technology can greatly increase the effectiveness of this training and also aid teachers as they seek to bring the latest technological advancements into their own classrooms. The Handbook of Research on Enhancing Teacher Education with Advanced Instructional Technologies explains the need to bring technology to the forefront of teacher training. With an emphasis on how information and communication technology can provide richer learning outcomes, this book is an essential reference source for researchers, academics, professionals, students, and technology developers in various disciplines.

Handbook of Research on Promoting Higher Order Skills and Global Competencies in Life and Work

Author: Keengwe, Jared
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522563327
Release Date: 2018-07-06
Genre: Education

Global awareness and competency has become an essential part of higher education and professional development. Expanding beyond the traditional ideas of learning and education, it is important to provide research that will help students prepare for the global future. The Handbook of Research on Promoting Higher-Order Skills and Global Competencies in Life and Work is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the intersection of life and work skills in higher education and professional development. While highlighting topics such as research engagement, learning assessment, and multicultural competence, this publication explores the preparation of twenty-first century learners, as well as the methods of promoting critical and creative thinking. This book is ideally designed for educators, academicians, education administrators, researchers, and upper-level students seeking current research on global knowledge and skills in contemporary education and organizations.

Environmental program and policy evaluation

Author: American Evaluation Association
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: UOM:39076002776149
Release Date: 2009-07-14
Genre: Education

Although environmental policy and program evaluation emerged rather late compared to many other areas of public policy, an energetic evaluation community in the environmental field has emerged during the last decade. This is a community of evaluators with diverse backgrounds in environmental sciences, social sciences, and general evaluation. Evaluation in the environmental field is characterized by complex policies and programs around wicked problems. They exist within complex systems composed of interacting environmental and socioeconomic systems. In furthering the state of evaluation in the environmental field, this issue of focuses on key methodological challenges: OL {list-style:disc} P:{margin-left 60px} time horizons scaling data credibility research designs and counterfactuals Contributors look at each challenge with two chapters, to enhance a pluralistic discourse for development of the theory and practice of environmental evaluation. The authorsfrom Australia, Europe, and North Americarepresent the diversity of the community with respect to their formal training, personal experiences, and institutional affiliations. The issue concludes with two commentaries reflecting on the discussions in relation to that of contemporary evaluation in general and a summary of the insights for the future of environmental evaluation. These chapters cumulatively hold promise for furthering the quality of evaluations not only in the environmental field but in other fields as well. This is the 122nd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.

Knowledge utilization diffusion implementation transfer and translation

Author: Judith M. Ottoson
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: UOM:39076002853559
Release Date: 2010-01-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This volume teams up familiar literature in knowledge utilization with related theories of diffusion, implementation, transfer, and translation. Each of these knowledge-for-action theories is reviewed for its disciplinary roots, assumptions about change, key variables, and contextual influences. Cross-talk among these heretofore parallel theories identifies priorities and implications for evaluation practice. This issue provides evaluators with multiple lenses to capture change, including a consideration of complexity, rather than succumb to single-discipline perceptions of value. If we think about the new knowledge enshrined within a policy or program under evaluation as the foreground, then complexity invites evaluators to think more critically about the background, that is, the dynamic properties of the setting or system into which a policy program is introduced and the implications this raises for evaluation. This is the 124th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.

Evaluation policy and evaluation practice

Author: American Evaluation Association
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: UOM:39076002841521
Release Date: 2009-10-19
Genre: Education

This issue of New Directions for Evaluation addresses the topic of evaluation policy, especially how it is informed by and affects evaluation practice. An evaluation policy is any rule or principle that a group or organization uses to guide its decisions and actions when doing evaluation. Every group and organization that engages in evaluation, including government agencies, private businesses, and nonprofit organizations, has evaluation policies. Sometimes they are formal, explicit, and written; at other times they are more implicit and ad hoc principles or norms that have simply evolved over time. Evaluation policy is a critically important issue for the field and profession of evaluation. Evaluation policies profoundly affect the day-to-day work of all evaluators. Many recent and current controversies or conflicts in the field of evaluation can be viewed, at least in part, as struggles around evaluation policy. The chapters in this issue consider evaluation policy in its many and varied settings and contexts, including extensive treatment of large-scale national evaluation policy both in the United States and in Europe. The issue brings together revised and extended versions of all of the key addresses in the presidential strand of the 2008 American Evaluation Association conference, including the presidential address, plenary speeches, and expert lectures. This is the 123rd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly thematic journal New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association. The journal publishes empirical, methodological, and theoretical works on all aspects of evaluation. Each issue is devoted to a single topic, with contributions solicited, organized, reviewed, and edited by a guest editor or editors. Issues may take any of several forms, such as a series of related chapters, a debate, or a long article followed by brief critical commentaries

The Psychology Research Handbook

Author: Frederick T. L. Leong
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761930228
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Psychology

A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.

Handbook for Developing Emotional and Social Intelligence

Author: Marcia Hughes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470449172
Release Date: 2009-05-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Handbook for Developing Emotional and Social Intelligence is an authoritative collection of practical content—best practices, case studies, and tools—that showcases the application and development of emotional and social intelligence in the workplace. The authors are some of the best-known experts in the field and the book includes practitioners, academics and thought-leaders that contributed to this rich collection of knowledge and solutions that will appeal to anyone involved in developing leaders and teams. The handbook features topics such as leadership, recruitment, conflict resolution, team development, and stress management.

Bottom Line Results from Strategic Human Resource Planning

Author: R.J. Niehaus
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475795394
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Psychology

This volume is the proceedings of a symposium entitled "Bottom Line Results from Strategic Human Resource Planning" which was held at Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island on June 11-14, 1991. The meeting was sponsored by the Research Committee of the Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS). In developing the agenda, the Research Committee continued the approach used in previous HRPS research symposia. The focus of these meetings is on the linkage ofthe state-of-practice with the state-of-the-art. Particular attention was placed on research studies which were application oriented so that member organizations can see examples of ways to extend current practices with the knowledge presented by the applications. The meeting had sessions on: (1) The Strategic Role of Human Resources, (2) Globalization, (3) Downsizing, (4) Quality as a Strategic Human Resource Issue, (5) Forecasting Human Resource Needs, and (6) Managing People to Build Competitive Advantage. Twenty six papers were presented with discussion periods at appropriate points in the meeting. This volume contains twenty two ofthese papers along with an introductory paper. A short summary is also provided at the beginning of each major subdivision into which the papers are arranged. Thanks are in order for all who contributed to the success of the meeting.

Foundations of Psychological Testing

Author: Leslie A. Miller
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412976398
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Psychology

The Third Edition of this text offers a straight forward and clear introduction to the basics of psychological testing as well as to psychometrics and statistics for students new to the field. The authors focus on relating core ideas to practical situations that students will recognize and relate to. They provide a variety of pedagogical tools that promote student understanding of the underlying concepts required to interpret and to use test scores. Primarily concerned with preparing students to become informed consumers and users of tests, the text also features a final section focusing on how tests are utilized in three important settings: education, clinical and counseling practice, and organizations. Intended Audience: This is a scholarly, informative, applicable, and appropriate undergraduate and graduate textbook ideal for introductory courses such as Psychological Testing, Psychological Tests & Measures, and Testing & Measurement in departments of psychology and education; and graduate programs in psychology, industrial / organizational psychology, and counseling.