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SAGE Handbook of Evaluation

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ISBN-10: 0761973052

ISBN-13: 9780761973058

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jennifer C. Greene, Melvin M. Mark, Ian Shaw

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"The Handbook succeeds in capturing and presenting evaluation's extensive knowledge base within a global context. In so doing it provides a useful, coherent, and definitive benchmark on the field's diverse and dynamic purposes, practices, theories, approaches, issues, and challenges for the 21 st century. The Handbook is an essential reference and map for any serious evaluation practitioner, scholar, and student anywhere in the world." - Michael Quinn Patton, author of Utilization-Focused Evaluation In this comprehensive handbook, an examination of the complexities of contemporary evaluation contributes to the ongoing dialogue that arises in professional efforts to evaluate people-related programs, policies, and practices. The SAGE Handbook of Evaluation is a unique and authoritative resource consisting of 25 chapters covering a range of evaluation theories and techniques in a single, accessible volume. With contributions from world-leading figures in their fields overseen by an eminent international editorial board, this handbook is an extensive and user-friendly resource organized in four coherent sections: Role and Purpose of Evaluation in Society Evaluation as a Social Practice The Practice of Evaluation Domains of Evaluation Practice The SAGE Handbook of Evaluation is written for practicing evaluators, academics, advanced postgraduate students, and evaluation clients and offers a definitive, benchmark statement on evaluation theory and practice for the first decades of the 21 st century.
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Book details

List price: $176.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 7/27/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 632
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

The Evaluation of Policies, Programs and Practices
An Introduction
Role And Purpose Of Evaluation In Society
The Purposes of Evaluation in a Democratic Society
Roles for Theory in Contemporary Evaluation Practice
Developing Practical Knowledge
Evaluation for Practice Improvement and Organizational Learning
Evaluation and the Study of Lived Experience
Evaluation, Democracy and Social Change
Evaluation after Disenchantment? Five Issues Shaping the Role of Evaluation in Society
Evaluation As A Social Practice
Government as Structural Context for Evaluation
The Social Relations of Evaluation
Intellectual Contexts
The Relationship between Evaluation and Politics
Ethics in Evaluation
A Comparative Analysis of Evaluation Utilization and Its Cognate Fields of Inquiry
Current Issues and Trends
Contextual Challenges for Evaluation Practice
The Practice Of Evaluation
Methods for Policymaking and Knowledge Development Evaluations
Embedding Improvements, Lived Experience and Social Justice in Evaluation Practice
Managing Evaluations
Communicating Evaluation
On Discerning Quality in Evaluation
The Practice of Evaluation: Challenges and New Directions
Domains Of Evaluation Practice
Evaluation in Education
Evaluation of Health Services: Reflections on Practice
Social Work and the Human Services
Evaluation in Criminal Justice
Evaluation of Development Interventions and Humanitarian Action
Evidence-Based Evaluation in Different Professional Domains
Similarities, Differences and Challenges