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Fink, Arlene

Overview
Works: 121 works in 696 publications in 3 languages and 15,094 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Arlene Fink
How to conduct surveys : a step-by-step guide by Arlene Fink( Book )

86 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concise and clearly written, this practical guide examines the nuts and bolts of interview and questionnaire design. It takes the reader through the process of deciding informational needs and hypotheses, choosing a questionnaire or interview format, designing a data collection method, choosing a sample, analyzing the findings, and reporting results."--LOC publisher description
Conducting research literature reviews : from paper to the Internet by Arlene Fink( Book )

49 editions published between 1998 and 2019 in English and German and held by 2,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains what a literature review is with a checklist approach to identifying databases, selecting search terms, using inclusion/exclusion criteria
Evaluation fundamentals : insights into the outcomes, effectiveness, and quality of health programs by Arlene Fink( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation Fundamentals: Insights Into the Outcomes, Effectiveness, and Quality of Health Programs is for students and professional evaluators who want to answer the following questions: Was this program or intervention effective? Who among the program's participants benefited most? For how long can the program's impact and outcomes be sustained? What are the reasons for the program's successes and failures? Now in its Second Edition, the book contains an added emphasis on outcomes, effectiveness, and quality of evaluations. Author Arlene Fink teaches the basic concepts and vocabulary necessary to do program evaluations and to review the quality of evaluation research so as to make informed decisions about methods and outcomes. Among the topics the book covers is how to justify evaluation questions and set standards of effectiveness, design studies, and conduct ethical research. The book contains numerous examples of evaluation methods as well as evaluation reports. It also includes practice exercises and suggested readings in print and online
The survey kit by Linda Brookover Bourque( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The survey kit( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to ask survey questions by Arlene Fink( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aimed at helping readers prepare and use reliable and valid survey questions, How to Ask Survey Questions, 2nd Edition shows readers how to: ask valid and reliable questions for the context; determine whether to use open or closed questions; choose the right type of measurement (categorical, nominal, or ordinal) for responses to survey questions; ask questions that get at attitude, behavior, and knowledge; develop factorial, conjoint, and Internet survey questions."--Page 4 of cover
How to report on surveys by Arlene Fink( Book )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows readers how to create more effective verbal and written survey reports. It includes guidelines for preparing and interpreting charts, tables, and figures, and a step-by-step account of how to present each part of the survey - from the survey's objectives, design, and psychometric properties to conclusions--Cover
An evaluation primer by Arlene Fink( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for those who are concerned with evaluation but do not have an extensive background, this textbook helps students, scientists, evaluators, and administrators conduct and interpret evaluations. It deals with evaluations in all social action programs--health, education, and welfare. The focus is on basic procedures, rather than on theory, politics, or ethics. Sequential chapters outline the various stages of evaluation and give actual examples, frequently in tabular or checklist format. These stages are identified as follows: (1) formulating credible questions; (2) constructing evaluation designs; (3) planning information collection, using tests, scales, observation, and questionnaires; (4) collecting evaluation information; (5) planning and conducting information analysis activities; specifically, choosing among frequently used statistical methods; (6) reporting evaluation information; and (7) scheduling, budgeting, and proposal writing. A 57-item bibliography is appended. (Cp)
The survey handbook by Arlene Fink( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains 4 different types of survey instruments, and the activities that constitute a 'typical' survey. It also demonstrates how to organize surveys and estimate their costs, and provides details for conducting a survey
How to sample in surveys by Arlene Fink( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How much is enough in your sample? What's the difference between a research question and a survey question? This book shows readers how to specify inclusion and exclusion criteria, select the appropriate probability and non-probability sampling methods, understand the sources of error in sampling, and calculate the response rate
Evaluation basics : a practitioners's manual by Jacqueline B Kosecoff( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indications for selected medical and surgical procedures : a literature review and ratings of appropriateness : cholecystectomy by Mark R Chassin( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report contains a review of the published literature on the diagnostic use of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy from the procedure's introduction in the 1960s through 1981. In addition, it includes data on its findings, complications, costs, efficacy, utilization, and indications. It rates the appropriateness of each indication, and provides a medical record abstraction form and guidelines for its use
Evaluation for education & psychology by Arlene Fink( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition, this volume includes a number of devices to aid the reader: a running example throughout the book so that the reader can follow each step of an evaluation through the entire process; each chapter opens with an overview and a reader's guide for the chapter; step-by-step guidelines are given for the use of expert panels, choosing a data source, conducting a meta-analysis, etc.; checklists of do's and don'ts and each chapter ends with a summary, exercises, and a suggested readings list. (Answers to the exercises are provided at the end of the book.)
How to analyze survey data by Arlene Fink( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evidence-based public health practice by Arlene Fink( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for students and practitioners, this practical book shows how to do evidence-based research in public health. As a great deal of evidence-based practice occurs online, it focuses on how to find, use, and interpret online sources of public health information. It also includes examples of community-based participatory research and shows how to link data with community preferences and needs
How to design surveys by Arlene Fink( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation fundamentals : guiding health programs, research, and policy by Arlene Fink( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practicing research : discovering evidence that matters by Arlene Fink( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practicing Research provides students, practitioners, and researchers with guidance on best practices. The book's eight chapters correspond to the skills that research consumers need to discover evidence that matters. Author Arlene Fink pays special attention to facilitating student learning by offering over a hundred examples, exercises, tables, figures, and checklists, as well as an extensive glossary. --From publisher's description
How to design survey studies by Arlene Fink( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Which survey design should you select and use for your survey? For what purpose do you want to use your survey - to describe, compare, or predict attitudes, knowledge or behaviour? In this book, the author provides lots of examples and explanations of the major features of high-quality survey systems
An evaluation primer workbook : practical exercises for educators by Arlene Fink( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This workbook, which accompanies An Evaluation Primer (tm 007 500) consists of 19 practical exercises for applying evaluation skills to hypothetical educational programs. Each chapter corresponds to a chapter in the primer, with answers keyed accordingly. Intended to provide an introduction to evaluation, the exercises include: identifying the context of an evaluation; selecting evaluators; designing the evaluation program; writing questions; identifying evaluation strategies; finding dependent and independent variables; illustrating design strategies; determining threats to validity; selecting measurement instruments; collecting data; defining type of validity; interpreting and analyzing information; reaching conclusions; reporting results; planning the evaluation; and budgeting. This workbook and the primer deal with social action programs concerning health, education, and welfare. (Cp)
 
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The survey kit
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Conducting research literature reviews : from paper to the InternetEvaluation fundamentals : insights into the outcomes, effectiveness, and quality of health programsThe survey kitThe survey kitHow to ask survey questionsHow to report on surveysThe survey handbookHow to sample in surveys
Alternative Names
Fink, Arlene G. 1940-

Languages
English (426)

German (2)

Spanish (1)