Evaluation Methodology and Application

Summary

Admission requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree with a major in social- or behavioral science or medicine.
2. English B.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2021, autumn 2020, autumn 2019, autumn 2018, autumn 2017, autumn 2016, autumn 2015

Course Code:
KA734E revision 1
Level of specialisation
A1N
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
01 October 2009
Date of ratification:
21 August 2013
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Health and Society
Enforcement date:
01 September 2014

Course description

The aim of this course is for the student to deepen their knowledge of evaluation methodologies, where the focus for these evaluations is relevant for questions within the field of criminology. The course shall expand the students’ ability to critically assess the effects of strategies and measures with relevance for the field of criminology, as well as critically analyse the evaluations of these strategies and measures.

Advancement in relation to the degree requirements

The course is given in the third term of the Masters Program in Criminology and is a course within the main field of study that may be counted toward the Masters Degree in Criminology. The course is also offered as an independent course.

Entry requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree with a major in social- or behavioral science or medicine.
2. English B.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1. describe the different evaluation designs and methods,
2. critically examine the existing evaluations of preventative strategies and measures,
3. portray how the results from evaluations can be implemented and used as a resource, and
4. design an evaluation project.

Assessments

The course assignments are assessed both orally, in the form of seminars, and in the form of an individually written essay.
The course participants shall develop a hypothetical evaluation project of a societal organizational program within the working field of criminology. To receive a Passing Grade (C, D or E) it is required that the student fulfill the learning outcomes by taking part in seminars and lectures, attending oral presentations of group work and individual assignments. Achievement of the Grade of Distinction (A or B) requires that the examined course work is characterized by originality and meta-theoretical understanding.

Right to re-examination
A student who fails to achieve a passing grade in the course examination will be given the opportunity to be re-examined twice according to same course content and with the same requirements. In addition, students also have the right to be examined on the same course the next time the course is offered according to the same regulations. If the course has been discontinued or undergone major changes, the student has a right to re-examination on two occasions within one year, based on the syllabus that was in place at the time the student registered for the course. Examination and re-examination take place at the times specified in the schedule.

Course content

The course begins with an introduction to different types of evaluation design and methodology, which involves discussions of evaluation designs, general and specifically, applicable to criminological relevant organizations. The course also presents examples of several classic evaluations and preventative strategies where evaluation design and implementation is assessed and related to achievable effects.

Learning activities

The teaching is conducted in the form of lectures, seminars and peer-review assignments.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials


Pawson, R and Tilley, N. Realistic Evaluation. London: Sage publications. 1997. 250 p.

Stufflebeam, D. L. & Anthony J Shinkfield, A. J. (2011). Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications. John Wiley & Sons Inc. p. 768.

Additional articles from scientific journals will also be included.

Course evaluation

The course coordinator is responsible for ensuring that a summary course evaluation is conducted at the end of the course. The coordinator will relay these results to the students at a prearranged time. Memory notes from the feedback, including proposals for changes to the course, will be documented and made available on the course website, and will also be relayed to the students who begin the course the next time it is given.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Health and Society at the department Criminology.

Further information

Maria O Driscoll, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-6657968
Claes Andersson, Course Responsible
Phone: 040-6657905

Application

11 December 2017 - 12 January 2018 Day-time 100% Malmö Schedule Application code: mah-75553

National application round

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 12000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 12000 SEK

Open for late application

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17 December 2018 - 18 January 2019 Day-time 100% Malmö Application period for this offer starts 15 March 2018.

16 December 2019 - 17 January 2020 Day-time 100% Malmö Application period for this offer starts 15 March 2019.

14 December 2020 - 15 January 2021 Day-time 100% Malmö Application period for this offer starts 16 March 2020.

13 December 2021 - 14 January 2022 Day-time 100% Malmö Application period for this offer starts 15 March 2022.