WHAT IS A PROGRAM?
“A program is a single. Specific purpose/activity/intervention an is ancillary to the main function of the organization. Typically, the longevity and funding of a program are subject to internal and external factors."
Pima Country Health Department, Tucson AZ
WHAT PROGRAM EVALUATION SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
When evaluating a program we explore your needs in 4 areas.
PRIOR PROGRAM EVALUATION WORK
Becker, K.L. & Renger, R. (2016). Suggested guidelines for writing reflective case narratives. American Journal of Evaluation, 37(4), 1-13
Bjerke, M. B. & Renger, R. (2017). Being smart about writing SMART objectives. Evaluation and Program Planning, 61, 125-127.
Coşkun, R., Akande, A., & Renger, R. (2012) Using root cause analysis for evaluating program improvement. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 12 (2), 4-14.
Hurley, C., Renger, R., & Brunk, B. (2005). The applied evaluation experience: Challenges from a student's and instructor's perspective. American Journal of Evaluation, 26 (4), 562-578.
Jones, E. G., Renger, R., & Kang, Y. (2007). Self-efficacy for health related behaviors among Deaf adults. Research in Nursing & Health, 30, 185-192.
Jones, E.G., Renger, R. & Firestone, R. (2005). Deaf community analysis for health education priorities. Public Health Nursing, 22 (1), 27-35.
Miller, H.B., Sinkala, T., Renger, R., Peacock, E.M., Tabor, J.A., Burgess J.L. (2006). Identifying Antecedent Conditions Responsible for the High Rate of Mining Injuries in Zambia. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 12, 329-339.
Page, M., Parker, S. & Renger, R. (2009) How using a logic model refined our program to ensure success. Health Promotion Practice, 10 (1), 76-82.
Renger, R., Bartel, G., & Foltysova, J. (2013). The reciprocal relationship between implementation theory and program theory in assisting decision-making, The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 28 (1), 27-41.
Renger, R., Foltysova, J., Becker, K., & Souvannasacd, E. (2015). The power of the context map: Designing realistic outcome evaluation strategies and other unanticipated benefits. Evaluation and Program Planning, 52, 118-125.
Renger, R. & Hurley, C. (2006). From Theory to Practice: Lessons learned in the Application of the ATM approach to Developing Logic Models. Evaluation and Program Planning, 29, 106-119.
Renger, R. (2006) Consequences to Federal Programs when the logic modeling process is not followed with fidelity. American Journal of Evaluation, 27 (4), 452-464.
Renger, R. Constructing and verifying program theory using source documentation. (2011). The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 25 (1), 51-67.
Renger, R. The need for a deeper level of accountability – and how we might get there. The National AHEC Bulletin, 19(2), 10-13.
Renger, R. Unterrichtsevaluation. (2013). Schulmanagment: Die Fachzeitschrift fur Schul- und Unterrichtsentwicklung, 1 (February), 32-34.
Renger, R., & Bourdeau, B. Strategies for Values Inquiry: An Exploratory Case Study. American Journal of Evaluation, 25(1), 39-49.
Renger, R., & Titcomb, A. (2002). A three-step approach to teaching logic models. American Journal of Evaluation, 23(4), 493-503.
Renger, R., Cimetta, A., Pettygrove, S., Rogan, S. (2002). Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as an Evaluation Tool. American Journal of Evaluation, 23(4), 469-479.
Renger, R., Page, M., & Renger J. (2007). Illustrating the simplicity of the logic modeling process through the eyes of an eight year old. The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 22 (1), 195-204.
Renger, R., Passons, O., & Cimetta, A. (2003). Evaluating housing revitalization projects: Critical lessons for all evaluators. American Journal of Evaluation, 24(1), 51-64.
Renger, R., Steinfelt, V., Lazarus, L. (2002). Assessing the Effectiveness of a Community Based Media Campaign Targeting Physical Inactivity. Family and Community Health, 25(3), 18-30.
Renger, R. (2014). Contributing factors to the continued blurring of research and evaluation: Strategies for moving forward. The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 29 (1), 104-117.
Withy, K. M., Lee, W., & Renger, R. (2007). A practical framework for evaluating a culturally tailored adolescent substance abuse treatment program. Ethnicity and Health, 12 (5) 1-14.