Standards-Based and Responsive Evaluation

ISBN-10: 0761926658

ISBN-13: 9780761926658

Edition: 2004

Authors: Robert E. Stake
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Description: Robert Stake explores the many conceptual choices an evaluator needs to make, from attention to stakeholders, to weighing ethical tasks, to writing a useful report.

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Book details

List price: $79.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Robert E. Stake, PhD, is a specialist in the evaluation of educational programs and case study methods. He is director of the Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation at the University of Illinois. Dr. Stake is the author of [i]Quieting Reform: Social Science and Social Action in an Urban Youth Program[/i] (1986), a book on Charles Murray's evaluation of Cities-in-Schools, and three other books on research methods: [i]Evaluating the Arts in Education: A Responsive Approach[/i] (1975), [i]The Art of Case Study Research[/i] (1995), and [i]Standards-Based and Responsive Evaluation[/i] (2003).

First Words
Criterial and Interpretive Evaluation
The Ubiquitous Search For Quality
Standards
Criterial and Episodic Thinking
Roles and Styles of Evaluation
Formative and Summative Evaluation
The Evaluand
The Evaluator
Roles, Models, and Dispositions
Models
Dispositions
Roles
Standards-Based Evaluation
Standards-Based
Bias
Factors
Criteria and Standards for Comparisons
Needs Assessment
Goals
Costs
Representations of Performance
What Goes Wrong
Responsive Evaluation
Issues as Conceptual Structure
Observations and Judgments
Perceptions
Combining Responsive and Standards-Based Evaluation
Experience as Knowledge
Organizing and Reporting
Procedures
What Goes Wrong
Data Gathering
Choosing Data Sources
Instrumentation
Recipient Responses
Staff and Management Responses
Stakeholder and Public Responses
Data Coding and Records Processing
Surveys
Observation Schedules
Interviewing
Histories and Artifacts
Analysis, Synthesis, and Meta-evaluation
Analysis
Synthesis
Experiential and Probative Inferences
Meta-evaluation
An Ethic of Continuous Self-Challenge
Clients, Stakeholders, Beneficiaries and Readers
Participatory Evaluation
Stakeholding
Utilization
Democratic Evaluation
Negotiation of a Contract
Writing Reports
Styles of Reporting
Representations of the Evaluand
Names and Labels
Cutting Edge
Offering Recommendations
Issues Needing Interpretation
Complexity
Program Standardization
Program Fairness
Staff Development
Evidence-Based Evaluation
Is Evaluation Science?
Petite and Grand Generalizations
Policy Evaluation
Bias
Skepticism as a Commitment
Doing It Right
Quality Work Is Ethical Work
Personal Standards
Professional Standards
Human Subjects Protection
Confidentiality and Anonymity
The Business of Evaluation
Personnel Evaluation
Product Evaluation
Political and Cultural Contexts
Last Words
References
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
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