Document Type : Original Article (Mixed)


PhD Student, Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran


This study uses the Kirk Patrick model to evaluate the educational effectiveness of specialized project management courses held to improve the performance of technical managers of an armed forces organization. The research is applicable in terms of purpose and surveyable in terms of fulfillment. The statistical population consists of all (60) technical managers participating in the course and 10 senior managers of the organization. The required data were collected by a researcher-made questionnaire. Semi-structured interviews with managers and closed-ended questionnaires were used to assess the levels of behavior and results. The organization and the university's experts opinions were used to evaluate the validity of the questionnaires, and Cronbach's alpha was used to evaluate the reliability, which shows the appropriate alpha value of the questionnaires' appropriate reliability. The collected data were analyzed by means of descriptive and inferential statistics and SPSS22 software. The content analysis method was used To analyze the qualitative data obtained from semi-structured interviews and closed-ended questions, using categorization analysis. The results of the research show that the students' reaction to the way of organizing and holding the project management course is positive and their satisfaction has been achieved. The evaluation results of each level of learning, behavior and outcomes also show that there is a close relationship between the expected results and the defined goals, which confirms the effectiveness of the course.


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