Program Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis Seminar

Session 1: June 3 – 7, 2019
Albuquerque, NM – Embassy Suites

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$1,795 Faculty/Professional or $1,095 Student/Post-Doc

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Statistics Seminar Objectives

The five-day training institute on Program Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis will enable participants to:

  • Create a logic model of a program’s theory.
  • Monitor program progress and fidelity.
  • Measure and analyze program outcomes.
  • Measure and value costs and benefits.
  • Conduct a sensitivity analysis and a risk analysis

Seminar Syllabus

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Why Should You Attend?

  • Get 1 on 1 Consultation With Instructor
  • Professional Networking
  • Peer Socializing
  • Collaboration
  • All Seminar Resources
  • Breakfast (Embassy guests), Lunches, & Snacks Daily

Statistical Methods Seminar Description

Overview: This summer institute is an intensive short seminar on the principles and practice of program evaluation and cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis. Topics include program theory, needs assessment, monitoring progress and measuring outcomes, cost-effectiveness vs. cost-benefit analysis, time and discounting, sensitivity analysis and risk analysis, and SEM and decision tree extensions of cost-benefit analysis.


  • Program theory
  • Needs assessment
  • Monitoring progress and measuring outcomes
  • Cost-effectiveness vs. cost-benefit analysis
  • Advanced extensions of cost-benefit analysis

Instructor: Mwarumba Mwavita, Ph.D.

Mwarumba Mwavita is the Director of the Center for Educational Research and Evaluation (CERE) at Oklahoma State University. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics (REMS) program in the School of Educational Studies (SES). He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Education at Kenyatta University, Master’s at University of Central Oklahoma, and Ph.D. in Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics from Oklahoma State University in 2005. He teaches general linear model (ANOVA, Regression, Multivariate), Mixed Models, and Program Evaluation seminars.

Seminar Audience

If you need to analyze a program or to conduct cost-effectiveness or cost-benefit analyses, this seminar is for you. You should have a good working knowledge of the principles and practice of elementary statistical inference. You do not need to know matrix algebra, calculus, or decision theory (although knowledge of decision theory might be beneficial). Participants from a variety of fields, including sociology, psychology, education, human development, marketing, business, biology, medicine, political science, communication, and governmental and nonprofit agencies, will benefit from the seminar.

Seminar Files

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