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    What reasons might exist for initiating an evaluation? When might an evaluation be inappropriate? What steps or activities are involved in planning how to conduct an evaluation?

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    What reasons might exist for initiating an evaluation?

    According to M.Q. Patton (1987), evaluation is a process that critically examines a program. It involves collecting and analyzing information about a program's activities, characteristics, and outcomes.
    The purpose of the evaluation is to facilitate decision making process on program effectiveness.
    The objective of the evaluation is to improve program design and implementation (to ensure effectiveness and address any potential gaps in the performance), and to demonstrate program impact (success or progress assessment)
    There are 2 types of evaluations:
    1. Formative evaluations - conducted during program development and implementation, to help assess the efficiency.
    2. Summative evaluations - completed once programs are established, as a success or progress assessment.

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    This paper answers the following questions in 500 Words (5 sources included)
    What reasons might exist for initiating an evaluation?
    When might an evaluation be inappropriate?
    What steps or activities are involved in planning how to conduct an evaluation?

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