Edition: 4th 2008
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Description: Both practical and theoretical, the Fourth Edition of the bestselling Utilization-Focused Evaluation: The New Century Text shows how to conduct program evaluations and why to conduct them in the manner prescribed. This entirely rewritten edition offers readers a full-fledged evaluation text from identifying primary users of an evaluation to focusing the evaluation, making methods decisions, analyzing data, and presenting findings. Each chapter reviews the relevant literature and actual case examples to illustrate major points. Author Michael Quinn Patton also offers a definite point of view developed from observing much of what has passed for program evaluation that has not been very useful. Patton presents substantial updates to reflect new developments in the field and cutting-edge issues. Key Features of the Fourth Edition Provides thoroughly updated materials: all chapters have updated references, new exhibits and sidebars, and new examples and storiesand most have new cartoons. Offers new developments in stakeholder analysis Includes a utilization-focused checklist Gives greater emphasis on mixed methods Increased emphasis on accountability in the federal government with such programs as No Child Left Behind Details the explosion of international evaluation Contains updated web references, examples, and citations
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/18/2008
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
|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 Evaluative Thinking and Experiences|
|Focusing Evaluations: Choices, Options, and Decisions|
|Situational Evaluation: Being Active-Reactive-Interactive-Adaptive|
|Focusing on Outcomes: Beyond the Goals Clarification Game|
|Evaluation Focus Options: Developmental Evaluation and Other Alternatives|
|Implementation Evaluation: What Happened in the Program?|
|Conceptualizing the Intervention: Alternatives for Evaluating Theories of Change|
|Evaluations Worth Using: Utilization-Focused Methods Decisions|
|The Paradigms Debate and a Utilization-Focused Synthesis|
|The Meanings and Reporting of Evaluation Findings: Analysis, Interpretation, Judgment, and Recommendations|
|Realities and Practicalities of Utilization-Focused Evaluation|
|Power, Politics, and Ethics|
|Utilization-Focused Evaluation: Processes and Premises|