Foundations of Program Evaluation Theories of Practice

ISBN-10: 0803953011
ISBN-13: 9780803953017
Edition: 1990
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Book details

List price: $105.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Now in paperback, this volume summarizes, compares and contrasts the work of seven major theorists of programme evaluation. The authors develop a conceptual framework against which specific criteria of certain theories can be tested. They present the theoretical and practical advice of the theorists and critiques of their work. The conclusion summarizes the areas of agreement and disagreement between these influential theorists and offers directions for a new theory of programme evaluation.

Introduction
Social Program Evaluation
Its History, Tasks and Theory
Good Theory for Social Program Evaluation
Stage One Theories: Bringing Truth to Social Problem Solving
The Science of Valuing
Methodologist of the Experimenting Society
Stage Two Theories: Generating Alternatives Emphasizing Use and Pragmatism
Linking Evaluation to Policy Research
Evaluation for Program Improvement
Responsive Evaluation and Qualitative Methods
Stage Three Theories: Trying to Integrate the Past
Functional Evaluation Design for a World of Political Accommodation
Comprehensive, Tailored, Theory-Driven Evaluations - A Smorgasbord of Options
Conclusions
Summary and Implications for Evaluation Theory and Practice

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