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AIP747 - Policy and Program Evaluation

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Vandenberg




Incompatible with: AIP744


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit provides students with a basic understanding of the processes involved in policy and program evaluation. Through an examination of an evaluation report of a student's own choosing students will be introduced to the different processes involved in good evaluation; the political nature of evaluation research and its application to evaluation report writing; the impact of evaluation for policy outcomes; and how to write an evaluation report. Topics in the unit will cover the purposes of policy evaluation, formative and process evaluation, basic research design, qualitative methods, measurement tools and strategies, cost effectiveness and cost analysis, ethical issues and writing evaluation reports.


A critical analysis of the methods used in the evaluation report (1500 words), A critical review outlining the political context of the report and its conclusions (3500)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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