Vocabulary Catalog List Detail - Program Evaluation Glossary

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Terminology Services ID
Program Evaluation Glossary
Description
The Program Evaluation Glossary contains words that reflect the contextual meaning of the language from both the social scientist and practioners point of view.
Publishing Organization
Office of the Administrator/Office of Policy/ Office of Strategic Environmental Management/ Evaluation Support Division
Last Update
November 1, 2007
 
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Accessibility
Accountability
Activities
After-Only Designs
Analysis
Analysis of Covariance
Analysis of Variance
Anchors
Anonymity (provision for)
Applied Research
Association
Asymmetric Measure of Association
Attitude Surveys
Attribute
Attribution
Attrition
Audit
Backfill Techniques
Baseline Data
Batch
Before-After Designs
Bell-Shaped Curve
Benchmarking
Benchmarks
Benefits
Best Practices
Between-Group Variances
Bias
Biased Sample
Binary Variables
Bivariate Analysis
Bivariate Data
Black Box Evaluation
Cascading Design
Case Study
Categorical Measure
Causal Analysis
Causal Association
Causal Model
Causal Relationship
Closed-Ended Questions
Closed Question
Cluster Sample
Clustering
Codebook
Coding
Coefficient
Collaborative Evaluation
Comparative Change Design
Comparative Post-test Design
Comparative Time-Series Design
Comparison Group
Composite Measure
Concept
Conditional Distribution
Confidence Interval
Confidence Level
Confidence Limits
Confidentiality
Confidentiality Form
Confounding
Consensus Building Outcome
Constraint
Construct
Construct Validity
Consultant
Contamination
Content Analysis
Content Validity
Context (of an evaluation)
Continuous Variable
Contract
Control Group
Control Variable
Convenience Sample
Correlation
Correlation coefficient
Cost-Benefit
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Cost-Effectiveness
Costs
Covariation
Coverage
Cross-Sectional Data
Cues
Cultural Competency
Data
Data Analysis
Data Collection Instrument
Data Collection Plan
Database
Demographic Question
Dependent Variable
Descriptive Statistic
Design
Dichotomous Variable
Direct Benefit
Direct Costs
Direct Impact
Discounting
Discrete Variable
Dispersion
Distribution of a Variable
Distributional Effects
Document Review
Dummy Variables
Effect Size
Effectiveness
Efficiency
Efficiency Assessment
Emergent Design
Empirical
Empirical Research
Empirical Validity
Empowerment Evaluation
Estimation Error
Evaluability Assessment
Evaluation
Evaluation Plan
Evaluation Practice
Evaluation Team
Ex-post Facto Design
Executive Report
Executive Summary
Experimental Data
Experimental Design
Experimental Group
Experimental Mortality
External Evaluation
External Evaluator
External Validity
External Validity Threats
Externalities
Feasibility Study
Field Notes
Field Test
Flow Chart
Focus Group
Focused Interview
Forced-Choice Question
Forecasting
Formative Evaluation
Frequency Distribution
Function
Generalizability
Goal
Halo Effect
Hawthorne Effect
History Effect
Hypothesis
Immediate Outcome
Impact
Impact Evaluation
Impact Theory
Implementation
Implementation Evaluation
Implementation Failure
Implementation Strategy
Implemented
In-Person Interviewing
Independent Evaluation
Independent Variable
Index
Index of Dispersion
Indicator
Indirect Benefit
Indirect Costs
Indirect Impact
Inferential Statistic
Information System
Informed Consent
Innovation Analysis
Input
Instrument
Instrumental Outcome
Instrumentation Bias
Intermediate Outcome
Internal Consistency
Internal Evaluation
Internal Resource
Internal Validity
Internal Validity Threat
Interquartile Range
Interrater Reliability
Interrupted Times Series Design
Interval Estimate
Interval Measure
Interval Scale
Interval Variable
Intervening Variable
Interviews
Judgment Sample
Judgmental Forecasting
Kaldor-Hicks Criterion
Kendall's Tau
Kenneth Arrow's Impossibility Theorem
Known-group Validation
Kurtosis
Lambda
Lessons Learned
Level of Measurement
Level of Significance
Logic Model
Longitudinal Data
Longitudinal Study
Management
Management Information System
Marginal Distribution
Matching
Matrix of Categories
Maturation Effect
Mean
Measurement
Measurement Error
Measures of Association
Median
Meta-analysis
Methodology
Mission
Mode
Monitoring
Monitoring System
Multivariate Analysis
Needs Assessment
Nominal Variable
Non-experimental Data
Non-probability Sample
Non-respondent
Non-response Bias
Nonequivalent Comparison Group Design
Normal Distribution (Curve)
Normative Question
Null Hypothesis
Objective
Observation
Observational Techniques
One-group Designs
One-shot Case Study
Open-ended Interview
Open-ended Question
Operational Definition
Operational Plan
Operationalize
Opportunity Costs
Ordinal Scale Data
Ordinal Variable
Outcome
Outcome Evaluation
Outlier
Output
Outside Evaluator
Panel Data
Panel Interviewing
Parameter
Participant Observation
Participatory Evaluation
Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient
Peer Review
Performance Evaluation
Performance Measure
Performance Measurement
Pilot
Pilot Test
Planning
Point Biserial Coefficient
Point Estimate
Policy Analysis
Population
Posttest
Precision
Pretest
Primary Data
Probability Distribution
Probability Sample
Probability Sampling
Probe
Process
Process Evaluation
Productivity
Program
Program Activities
Program Analysis
Program Effectiveness Evaluation
Program Evaluation
Program Failure
Program Implementation Objective
Program Justification
Program Model
Program Theory
Purposive Sample
Qualitative Analysis
Qualitative Data
Qualitative Research
Quality Control
Quantify
Quantitative Analysis
Quantitative Data
Quantitative Research
Quasi-experimental Design
Questionnaire
Quota Sampling
Random Assignment
Random Comparison Group Design
Random Sampling
Randomized Comparative Change Design
Randomized Comparative Post-test Design
Range
Ratio Measure
Regression Analysis
Regression Coefficient
Regression Effects
Regression Fallacy
Regression to the Mean
Reliability
Reliability Assessment
Replication
Representative
Representative Sample
Research Design
Resistant Statistic
Resources
Response Rate
Response Style
Response Variable
Rolling Design
Sample
Sample Design
Sampling Distribution
Sampling Error
Scale
Scientific Sample
Scoping
Secondary Data
Selection Bias
Self-evaluation
Self-Reported Data
Significance Level
Simple Random Sample
Spread
Stakeholder
Standard
Standard Deviation
Standard Instruments
Standardized Question
Statistic
Statistical Analysis
Statistical Control
Statistical Procedure
Statistical Regression
Statistical Sample
Statistical Significance
Statistical Test
Statistical Weighting
Strategic Evaluation
Strategic Plan
Stratified Random Sampling
Structured Interview
Summative Evaluation
Supplementary Variable
Survey
Systematic Sample
Target
Target Population
Test-retest
Testing Bias
Theory Failure
Third-party Evaluator
Time-series Data
Time-series Designs
Transformed Variable
Treatment Group
Treatment Variable
Trend
Triangulation
Unit of Analysis
Univariate Analysis
Unobtrusive Measures
Utility
Validity
Validity Assessment
Variable
Variance
Verification
Z Scores
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