Cost-Inclusive Evaluation

Planning It, Doing It, Using It

Nadini Persaud and Brian T. Yates
Foreword by Michael Scriven

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Hardcover
February 27, 2023
ISBN 9781462551255
Price: $110.00
252 Pages
Size: 6⅛" x 9¼"
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February 27, 2023
ISBN 9781462551248
Price: $50.00
252 Pages
Size: 6⅛" x 9¼"
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February 15, 2023
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252 Pages
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252 Pages
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Is a given treatment, intervention, or program worth it? How can a program do more or better with less? Evaluating the costs of a program can be the missing link between a superficial evaluation and one that will get changes made and funding delivered. In accessible language and without complex formulas, this book provides a roadmap for measuring program costs and outcomes and analyzing cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and cost-utility. Also explained are simplified ways to use economic appraisal methodologies—such as net present valuation, internal rate of return computation, and payback period determination—in a cost-inclusive evaluation. Instructive examples span a range of human services, education, and health care contexts. Other evaluator- and student-friendly features include helpful graphics, procedure steps, end-of-chapter discussion questions, a list of acronyms, and a glossary of key terms.