PADM 213 POLICY ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION Instructor: Ron Sylvia Office: Clark 404M Phone: 408-924-5553 E-mail: [email protected] Course Description: PADM 213 Policy Analysis and Evaluation: a course focusing on the prospect and problems of designing, condu
Out come evaluat ion For m follows funct ion.
Audience Dr iven: St akeholder s, L egislat or s, Over head agencies Ext er nal account abilit y agencies
Do we want an out come evaluat ion or a pr ogr am audit ? Dat a dr iven agencies. Basing decisions on r
Public Policy as Politics
Policy as Pub. Admin
Political actors Career bureaucracy Political executives
Distributive Policy Redistributive Policy
Demand for accountability
What do I want to study?
Create a paradigm of truth for the ages? Add to the store of knowledge on a topic? Test conventional wisdom about a problem or program? Study something that will benefit my agency, improve programs operation or solve a problem?
The first step is to find someone who cares
If A is not causing B we don't want to know to a statistical certitude. If B is not working what is wrong with A?
Something is not only what it is, it is what it is not.
Formative or Process Evaluations
Santa Clara County TB Case Management 1 yearpilot program
The Santa Clara County Health Department Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program is responsible for the control and treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) in the area of i