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Unformatted text preview: A39970773 There are so many programs put on which are hard to see direct benefits from without proper evaluation. The government pays many evaluators to make sure that the programs financed by it are doing what they are intended too. The problem with having so many politicians and business leaders requiring evaluations is that sometimes the expectations for a program are so high that stakeholders only want a positive result. Therefore many studies are dismissed because they do not show a positive experience, but it is necessary to still perform these to make sure that money is being well spent since so much goes into programs each year. There are many threats to validity of research when it comes to throwing out cases which do not apply to the positive desired result. Exclusion of any data means that the data is not correct and the conclusions which result from it are inaccurate, leading to policies which may not be beneficial overall. It is always important to at least state what was done so that replications of be beneficial overall....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course MC 364 taught by Professor Ritchie during the Spring '11 term at University of Michigan.
- Spring '11