chapter  4
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Evaluating Programs

Readers will note wide variability in approaches to program evaluation. Some authors have provided descriptive accounts based on posttests of students' reactions. Others focused on characteristics of the programs. Still others have examined both immediate and delayed affects on career choice and graduate study. The only article that employed a no-treatment comparison group and a pre-and posttest desig n investigated attitudes toward behavior modification. Many significant questions about the effect of placement activities remain to be answered. Researchers will find that this section is a rich source of ideas.