Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Evaluation of public policy and public programs
Study: Bachelor in Political Science (205)

Coordinating teacher: NATERA PERAL, ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
On having finished the course, the student will have acquired: - Intermediate level knowlege on public policy evaluation - Competences and skills to apply theoretical knowledge in conducting public programs/projects evaluations
Description of contents: programme
1. Public policies as an evaluation object. Peculiarities and characteristics. 2. Introduction to evaluation. Key elements, phases and functions. 3. Design and planning of an evaluation. 4. Evaluation questions and value criteria. 5. Fieldwork, techniques and assessment tools. 6. Data analysis and interpretation,
Learning activities and methodology
Learning activities: - Practical exercises (tests, test analysis and practical case studies about the main topics of the subject). Some of them will be assessed. - Design and planning of a program / project evaluation Tutorship: Individual, on the established schedule.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • European Commission. EVALSED Sourcebook: Method and Technique. EC. 2013
  • European Commission . EVALSED: The resource for the evaluation of Socio-Economic Development. EC. 2013
  • WEISS, C.H.. Evaluation : methods for studying programs and policies. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. 1998
Additional Bibliography
  • DONALDSON, S.I.; CHRISTIE, C.A.; MARK, M.M. (eds.). Credible and actionable evidence. The Foundations for Rigorous and Influential Evaluations (2ª edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage . 2015
  • STUFFLEBEAM, D.L. y SHINKFIELD, A.J.. Evaluation Theory, Models & Applications. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2007

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.