Utilization-Focused Evaluation The New Century Text

ISBN-10: 0803952651

ISBN-13: 9780803952652

Edition: 3rd 1996 (Revised)

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Both practical and theoretical, this edition tells how and why to conduct program evaluations. Each chapter contains actual case examples to illustrate major points as well as a review of the relevant literature.
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List price: $77.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Toward More Useful Evaluations
Evaluation Use
Both Challenge and Mandate
What Is Utilization-Focused Evaluation?
How Do You Get Started?
Fostering Intended Use by Intended Users
The Personal Factor
Intended Uses of Findings
Intended Process Uses
Impacts of Evaluation Thinking and Experiences
Focusing Evaluations: Choices, Options and Decisions
Being Active-Reactive-Adaptive
Evaluator Roles, Situational Responsiveness and Strategic Contingency Thinking
Beyond the Goals Clarification Game
Focusing on Outcomes
Focusing an Evaluation
Alternatives to Goals-Based Evaluation
Implementation Evaluation
What Happened in the Program?
The Program's Theory of Action
Conceptualizing Casual Linkages
Appropriate Methods
Evaluations Worth Using
Utilization-Focused Methods Decisions
The Paradigms Debate and a Utilitarian Synthesis
Deciphering Data and Reporting Results
Analysis, Interpretations, Judgments and Recommendations
Realities and Practicalities of Utilization-Focused Evaluation
Power, Politics and Ethics
Utilization-Focused Evaluation
Process and Premises
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