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The Importance of Program Evaluation Questions

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How do poorly written evaluation questions affect the program evaluation report? What affect do poorly written evaluation questions have on analysis and the interpretation of results?

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Poorly written evaluation questions have a tremendous effect on the program evaluation report, largely due to the fact that evaluation questions determine the scope, scale, and detail, of a given evaluation. Due to these factors, quality written evaluation questions will prompt evaluators to ask questions that are most pertinent to conducting ...

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This solution discusses the importance of developing good program evaluation questions.

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