Presenters Bob McNary, 4-H Youth Development Specialist, University of Missouri, Jasper county Renee McKee, State 4-H Program Leader, Purdue University, Indiana 4-H Laura Bossaer, State PYD Research Leader, University of Tennessee
PYD Research Partners Bob McNary, 4-H Youth Development Specialist, Jasper County, Missouri 4-H Study Researcher – Waves 5, 6, and 7
Program Evaluation vs. Research Program evaluation is the systematic collection of information about the activities, characteristics, and outcomes of programs to make judgments about the program, improve program effectiveness, and/or inform decisions about future programming. Michael Quinn Patton
Program Evaluation vs. Research Evaluation Purposes Answer questions about the program to assist in decision making and improve program effectiveness. Decision oriented Supports actions Audrey Laszewki http://www.uwex.edu/ces/flp/conference/document s/Laszewski_EvalData.pdf Research Purposes: Answer questions of theoretical interest without regard to the immediate needs of the people or organization. Conclusion oriented Aims to produce knowledge and truth.