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evaluation

(programming)
1. Converting an expression into a value using some reduction strategy.

2. The process of examining a system or system component to determine the extent to which specified properties are present.

evaluation

a practice aimed at assessing worth or value, particularly of projects and services. The process can be viewed as objectively measuring value using quasi-scientific methods (see PERFORMANCE INDICATORS, AUDIT) or conversely, more subjectively-orientated reports and commentaries, especially drawing on QUALITATIVE RESEARCH TECHNIQUES. A further distinction can be drawn between evaluation which takes place during the lifetime of a programme, with the aim of improving the way in which it operates (see FORMATIVE EVALUATION) and evaluation that takes place at the end of a project or fixed period of time, and retrospectively states how well it has performed (see SUMMATIVE EVALUATION). The need for accountability -including evaluation – has increased as a result of THATCHERISM e.g. the introduction of the PURCHASER PROVIDER SPLIT, especially in welfare services formerly provided by the public sector.

evaluation

The process of assessing capabilities and the suitability of an aircraft, weapons, systems, or equipment under consideration, including comparing it with similar equipment for procurement purposes.
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To better understand the difference between process evaluation and outcome measurement, let us consider a simple scenario where a person is travelling from place A to place B.
While many participants were satisfied with the program, the process evaluation revealed important points for practical recommendations.
A process evaluation uses empirical, systematic data to assess and reflect on the delivery of a new initiative (Steckler & Linnan, 2002).
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The purpose of this article is to describe results of a process evaluation of the Youth Educating About Health (YEAH) Program--a sexual health education program that was designed and led by youth for their peers.
We then briefly describe the background of the Comprehensive Strategy and the goals of the national process evaluation. Both the discussion on challenges of evaluating CCIs and the background of the Comprehensive Strategy should help the reader better understand the nature of CCIs.
The Osteoporosis Prevention Program addressed these components in order to determine the process evaluation. How the Osteoporosis Prevention Program addressed these components follows.
HIV intervention program Parlem Clar: Process evaluation. Abstract TuPeD5025.
A midpoint process evaluation has been undertaken to make sure that individuals' needs are being met and to reassess and reprioritize the meetings program.
Through formative and process evaluation, we regularly review our program, using an evaluation model Card has developed to assess teenage pregnancy prevention programs.
Some team members may reject continuous quality assessment and process evaluation since they could be singled-out for undue or harsh treatment.

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