Evaluation Roots A Wider Perspective of Theorists' Views and Influences

ISBN-10: 1412995744
ISBN-13: 9781412995740
Edition: 2nd 2013
Authors: Marvin C. Alkin
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Book details

List price: $68.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Evaluation Roots: A Wider Perspective of Theorists’ Views and Influences, Second Edition provides an updated examination of current evaluation theories and traces their evolution. The author shows how theories build upon theories and, therefore, evaluation theories are related to each other. The way in which these evaluation "roots" grew to form a tree helps to provide a better understanding of evaluation theory. In addition to the editor's overview, which analyzes the evaluation theory tree and connections among theories, the book contains essays by most of the leading evaluation theorists. In these pieces, the evaluators comment on their own development and give their views of their placement upon the tree.

Editor's Introduction
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Comparing Evaluation Points of View
An Evaluation Theory Tree
Methods
Donald Campbell: The Accidental Evaluator
Roots, Cahoots, and Counsel
Causal Generalization: How Campbell and Cronbach Influenced My Theoretical Thinking on This Topic
The Educative Evaluator: An Interpretation of Lee J. Cronbach's Vision of Evaluation
My Views of Evaluation and Their Origins
The Roots and Growth of Theory-Driven Evaluation: An Integrated Perspective for Assessing Viability, Effectuality, and Transferability
Rooting for Evaluation: Digging Into Beliefs
Multiple Routes: Evaluation, Assisted Sensemaking, and Pathways to Betterment
Ralph W. Tyler's Contribution to Program Evaluation
Valuing
Conceptual Revolutions in Evaluation: Past, Present, and Future
Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation in Education
Responsive Evaluation IV
Work Memoir-Ideas and Influences
Making the World a Better Place Through Evaluation
The Roots of Fourth Generation Evaluation: Theoretical and Methodological Origins
Social Transformation and Evaluation
Use
The CIPP Evaluation Model: Status, Origin, Development, Use, and Theory
Using Evaluation to Improve Program Performance and Results
Evaluation Purposes, Perspectives, and Practice
Context-Sensitive Evaluation
The Roots of Utilization-Focused Evaluation
Empowerment Evaluation: Learning to Think Like an Evaluator
The Transformational Power of Evaluation: Passion, Purpose, and Practice
Getting People Involved: The Origin of Interactive Evaluation Practice
Privileging Empiricism in Our Profession: Understanding Use Through Systematic Inquiry
Evaluation Roots: A Wider Perspective
A European Evaluation Theory Tree
Australian and New Zealand Evaluation Theorists
Evaluation Theory: A Wider Roots Perspective
Online at www.sagepub.com/alkin2e:
The Roots of Connoisseurship and Criticism: A Personal Journey
Evaluation Forms: Toward an Inclusive Framework for Evaluative Practice
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editor
About the Contributors

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