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SEMANTICS FOR REDUCTIVE LOGIC

David J. Pym and Eike Ritter

in Reductive Logic and Proof-search: Proof Theory, Semantics, and Control

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198526339
eISBN:
9780191712012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526339.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter provides a systematic model-theoretic account of reductive logic. Here, the challenge is to provide semantic structures that are rich enough to account not only for the space of proofs, ... More


Designing successful conservation education and outreach

Susan K. Jacobson, Mallory D. McDuff, and Martha C. Monroe

in Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567714
eISBN:
9780191718311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567714.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Systematic planning, implementation, and evaluation are the foundations of effective education and outreach programs. This chapter begins the planning process with guidelines for identifying program ... More


Formulating a Topic and Developing a Protocol

Julia H. Littell, Jacqueline Corcoran, and Vijayan Pillai

in Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195326543
eISBN:
9780199864959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326543.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter considers issues in formulating a research question and developing a protocol for a systematic review. The protocol is a written plan, which specifies the objectives of the review, study ... More


Logic Models: Theories of Change, Leverage, and Scale

Peter Frumkin (ed.)

in Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226266268
eISBN:
9780226266282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266282.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses the role of the theories of change, leverage, and scale in helping donors improve philanthropic effectiveness. It explains that there are strong connections linking these ... More


Building The Vision with Families and Educators

Nancy Feyl Chavkin

in Family Engagement in Schools: Strategies for School Social Workers and Educators

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190642129
eISBN:
9780190642150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190642129.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

“Building the Vision with Families and Educators” provides strategies for how to help your family-school-community partnership team build a vision and develop a plan. Your vision should be the ... More


Using Logic Models to Strengthen Performance Measurement

Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call

in Improving Public Services: International Experiences in Using Evaluation Tools to Measure Program Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190646059
eISBN:
9780190646073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646059.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Social Policy

This concluding chapter expands on a cross-cutting theme of Improving Public Services—the value of program theory, as embodied in logic models, for bridging performance measurement and program ... More


Measuring and Managing Farther along in the Logic Model

Karen J. Baehler and Jacob Alex Klerman

in Improving Public Services: International Experiences in Using Evaluation Tools to Measure Program Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190646059
eISBN:
9780190646073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646059.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Social Policy

The idea of performance management is alluring and potentially valuable, but whether it will work in a particular context is less clear. This chapter discusses how performance measures are used to ... More


Theories of Change: Creating and Going Forward

Leslie Hollingsworth and Larry M. Gant

in A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change: Partnering to Improve Life Outcomes for Youth and Families in Under-Served Neighborhoods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190463311
eISBN:
9780190463342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463311.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Abstract: This chapter describes how the University of Michigan School of Social Work’s Technical Assistance Center (UMSSW/TAC) developed its theory of change as a partner in the Skillman ... More


Measuring social impact

Alex Nicholls, Jeremy Nicholls, and Rob Paton

in Social Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198703761
eISBN:
9780191773013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703761.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The chapter opens by providing a definition of ‘social impact’ and then sets out some of the current debates and issues concerning how to measure it. Next it highlights the distinctive features of ... More


Improving Public Services: International Experiences in Using Evaluation Tools to Measure Program Performance

Douglas J. Besharov, Karen J. Baehler, and Jacob Alex Klerman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190646059
eISBN:
9780190646073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646059.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Social Policy

The government performance movement has been in full swing for decades around the world. So, why do so many public programs and organizations continue to underperform? A major reason is that ... More


Introduction

Douglas J. Besharov, Karen J. Baehler, and Jacob Alex Klerman

in Improving Public Services: International Experiences in Using Evaluation Tools to Measure Program Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190646059
eISBN:
9780190646073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646059.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Social Policy

Now that performance measurement has become an important tool in efforts to improve public services, an important question concerns what performance measurement systems should be measuring. This ... More


Monitoring, Evaluation, Disease Surveillance, and Quality Improvement

Joia S. Mukherjee

in An Introduction to Global Health Delivery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190662455
eISBN:
9780190662486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662455.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Quality data are necessary to make good decisions in health delivery for both individuals and populations. Data can be used to improve care and achieve equity. However, systems for health data ... More


Evaluating Trauma-Informed School Social Work

Eileen A. Dombo and Christine Anlauf Sabatino

in Creating Trauma-Informed Schools: A Guide for School Social Workers and Educators

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190873806
eISBN:
9780190873837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873806.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

Most school administrators and teachers agree that they want to create learning environments that are safe for all children. However, recognizing that some dynamics within the school environment can ... More


Modern Performance Measurement: Monitoring Program “Outcomes” Instead of “Impacts”

Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call

in Improving Public Services: International Experiences in Using Evaluation Tools to Measure Program Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190646059
eISBN:
9780190646073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646059.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Social Policy

Now that performance measurement has become an important tool in efforts to improve public services, an important question concerns what performance measurement systems should be measuring. This ... More


The Theory of Change

Mary Kay Gugerty and Dean Karlan

in The Goldilocks Challenge: Right-Fit Evidence for the Social Sector

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199366088
eISBN:
9780199366118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199366088.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Before beginning to monitor programs or evaluate their impact, organizations need to ensure that they have a sound theory of change to guide their work. A theory of change is a conceptual map of a ... More


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