Program Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis Seminar

Session 1: June 1 – 5, 2020
Albuquerque, NM – Embassy Suites


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$1,895 Faculty/Professional or $1,145 Student/Post-Doc

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Seminar fee includes all materials, downloads, software access, training, refreshments and access to a recorded video of seminar:

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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: Trying to get that grant or contract?! You need to have a rigorous, evidence-based plan to secure that funding. Almost all non-scientific evaluations will be unawarded or quickly dismissed. You need to assess your research project or program by conducting a rigorous evaluation of it. Fields such as sociology, psychology, education, human development, marketing, business, biology, medicine, political science, communication, governmental and nonprofit agencies, will benefit from the seminar.

Topics include:

  • Program theory and Logic Models
  • Needs assessment
  • Project Budgeting
  • Monitoring progress and measuring outcomes
  • Cost-effectiveness vs. Cost-benefit analysis
  • Time and discounting
  • Sensitivity analysis and risk analysis
  • Sem and decision tree extensions of cost-benefit analysis.
  • Reporting writing

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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