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Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation

Can you provide a discussion on Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation?

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When we look at Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation, the levels that we are taking into consideration include 1) Reaction, 2) Learning, 3) Behavior, and 4) Results. As we read through each level and begin to understand the characteristics that make each level unique, it is easy to see the merits present within each separate level. Most levels can be easily applied to the majority of organizations in operation, regardless of the industry. This is due to the fact that most organizations have a willingness to improve on a continual basis, as improvement is a main factor and motivator in increasing profitability and viability.

When we look further at each of the stages, the behavior stage is the most interesting, in my opinion. The third stage, behavior, takes a variety of factors into consideration. In this stage, we evaluate the percent of change that has taken place due to the training that was given. This is our stage where we analyze to determine if our training efforts have actually made a difference in the life of the employee, from a ...

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Can you provide a discussion on Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation?

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