Developmental Evaluation Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use

ISBN-10: 1606238728

ISBN-13: 9781606238721

Edition: 2011

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List price: $99.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 7/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 375
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

List of Exhibits
Developmental Evaluation Defined and Positioned
The Distinction Emerges
Facing Complexity and Facing Reality: Or, Facing the Realities of Complexity
Developmental Evaluation and Complexity Theory
Developmental Evaluation and Single-Loop versus Double-Loop Learning
The Importance of Interpretive Frameworks
Developmental Evaluation as Utilization-Focused
Charting the Developmental Journey: Overview of the Book
Five Developmental Evaluation Purposes and Uses
Developmental Evaluation as a Distinct Purpose and Niche
Beyond Planning: Jumping into the Fire
Evaluation Questions under Different Engagement Scenarios
Vision Encounters Reality: The Territory of Developmental Evaluation
Systems Issues: Boundary Management as a Developmental Evaluation Focus
Developing Innovations versus Improving and Testing Models: Developmental Evaluation Distinguished from Formative and Summative Evaluation
Ongoing Development Informed by Developmental Evaluation
Strategic Thinking and Developmental Evaluation
The Niche of Developmental Evaluation: Chapter Overview and Summary
Thinking Outside Evaluation's Boxes
Creative Evaluation
Of Plums and Prunes
History and Biography as Context: The Personal Factor
More History and Biography as Context
Fundamental Principles
Developmental Evaluation in Context
External Evaluators and Developmental Evaluation
Ten Key Points about Developmental Evaluation Illustrated by the Caribbean Example
Situation Recognition and Responsiveness: Distinguishing Simple, Complicated, and Complex
Detecting Patterns
Detecting Complexity as a Distinct Pattern and Territory for Inquiry
The Challenges of Situation Recognition
A Situation Recognition Heuristic: Distinguishing Simple, Complicated, and Complex
Situational Evaluation: Implications for Practice
Variations on a Theme: The Cynefin Framework
Systems Thinking and Complexity Concepts for Developmental Evaluation
From Train Brakeman to Locomotive Engineer to Evaluation Champion
Project SleepBetter
Systems Thinking
Complexities of Complexity
Useful Complexity Constructs for Developmental Evaluation
Complexity-Sensitizing Concepts
How the World Is Changed: A Dialectic with Thesis and Antithesis and Developmental Evaluation as the Synthesis
Competing Perspectives on How the World Is Changed
The Top-Down Approach
Adaptation versus Replication: Principles for Developmental Evaluation
Best Practices versus Effective Principles
From the Grass Roots to the Adaptive Middle
Alternative Approaches to Change
Developmental Evaluation: The Action in the Muddled Middle
Looking Back and Looking Forward
Positioning and Contrasting Developmental Evaluation with Other Evaluation Approaches
The Adaptive Cycle and Developmental Evaluation
Some Context for Understanding the Adaptive Cycle: Poetry, Ecology, Sociology, Business, and Evaluation
The Complexity Doorframe Redux
Five Developmental Evaluation Purposes and Uses
Resilience and Developmental Evaluation
A Strategic Approach to Resilience: Engineering Resilience versus Ecosystem Resilience
The Adaptive Cycle
The Adaptive Cycle and Psychosocial Regimes
Evaluation and the Adaptive Cycle
Through the Looking Glass of the Adaptive Cycle: Examples of Organizational and Program Cycles
Transitions and Traps
Taking an Innovation to Scale: Challenges and Traps in Cross-Scale Change
Panarchy: Cross-Scale Interactions
Panarchy-Informed Evaluation: The Fact of a Doorframe
Developmental Evaluation Inquiry Frameworks
Frameworks for Developmental Evaluation Inquiry
Developmental Evaluation Inquiry Frameworks: Ten and Counting
Developmental Evaluation Bricolage: Reflective Practice, Sensitizing Concepts, Action Research, Abduction, Systems Change, and Retrospective Developmental Evaluation
Reflective Practice for Developmental Evaluation Inquiry and Engagement
Sensitizing Concepts as a Focus for Reflective Practice and Developmental Evaluation
Kia ora
Action Research and Developmental Evaluation
Intersections of Developmental Evaluation and Action Research: A Distinguished Evaluation Pioneer Reflects
Reasoning and Developmental Evaluation
In Praise of Methodological Diversity and Appropriateness: A Methods and Tools Rant
Systems Change and Developmental Evaluation
Retrospective Developmental Evaluation
Damiano's Retrospective Developmental Evaluation
Developmental Evaluation Bricolage
Utilization-Focused Developmental Evaluation: Engagement Practices, Diverse Designs, and Adaptive Methods
Different Kinds of Developmental Evaluation
Diversity of Design and Methods Options
Utilization-Focused Developmental Evaluation
Ten Utilization-Focused Developmental Evaluation Design Examples
Developmental Evaluation Engagement, Design, and Methods Summary
The First Developmental Evaluation: A Creation Story
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author
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