Logic Model Guidebook Better Strategies for Great Results

ISBN-10: 1452216754

ISBN-13: 9781452216751

Edition: 2nd 2013

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The Logic Model Guidebook: Better Thinking for Great Results 2e offers a concise, practical overview of the logic modeling process as applied to numerous organizational contexts. Authors Lisa Wyatt Knowlton and Cynthia Phillips examine the structures, processes, and language of logic models as an emerging tool that improves the design, development, and implementation of change efforts within programs and greater organizational initiatives. Through concise, step-by-step process articulation, enhanced by numerous visual learning guidesá(sample models, checklists, exercises, worksheets) and case examples, the authors provide beginning researchers andápractitioners with invaluable tools to develop and improve these models. The book is especially appropriate for graduate-level courses in research methods, evaluation, program management, leadership, and related areas as commonly found in programs for public administration, business and management, public health, education, and the human services.
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List price: $49.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Lisa Wyatt Knowlton, Ed.D.Lisa is a cycling enthusiast, Lake Michigan fan, adoption advocate and voracious reader. She holds a BA in International Relations from Michigan State University, an MPA from Western Michigan University, and an EdD in Management and Policy from Western Michigan University. Her work history includes senior roles in programming and management of private, community, and corporate philanthropy along with organizational development and government relations. She has managed many large change projects for the W. K. Kellogg Foundation as well as the Aspen Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Independent Sector, Ball, Nokomis, and Kauffman Foundations. Lisa is a W. K. Kellogg National Leadership Fellow with deep experience in Central America, Asia, and Europe. Lisa authors a blog called tinker. She is a contributor to Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations (Sage, 2011). Her areas of specialization include strategy, organization development, leadership, change management, and systems thinking. She is Chief Strategy Officer, management guru, and learning coach with Phillips Wyatt Knowlton, Inc. She also speaks Spanish. You can reach her via e-mail at: lisawk@pwkinc.com.

Cynthia C. Phillips, Ph.D.Cynthia's nbsp; received a BS in Biology & Chemistry from Indiana University , an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. in Measurement, Research & Evaluation from Western Michigan University . nbsp; She has a rich work history that nbsp; includes extensive consultation with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Ball Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Nokomis, Kauffman, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundations in the design and implementation of evaluation, evaluation training and knowledge management projects. She is the author of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide. Cynthia is a sought-after presenter on logic models and knowledge management. Her areas of specialization and expertise include: evaluation/measurement; knowledge management; organizational learning; logic models, quantitative and qualitative methods; electronic data collection and dissemination. Cynthia offers a user-friendly approach to evaluation capacity building. She is principal investigator, project manager, idea engineer and measurement expert with Phillips Wyatt Knowlton, Inc. You can reach her via e-mail at: cynthiap@pwkinc.com . She lives in Richland , Michigan , with her husband, Dennis.

About the Authors
Introducing Logic Models
Basic Concepts
Models and Modeling
Logic Model Benefits
Logic Models Defined
Logic Model Uses
Two Types: One Logic
Historical Background
Theory of Change Model Example
Program Logic Model Example
Program Logic Model and Evaluation Design
Limitations of Logic Models and Modeling
Models Begin with Results
Logic Models and Effectiveness
In Summary
Learning Resources
Building and Improving Theory of Change Logic Models
Building a Theory of Change Model
Getting Started
Preferences and Styles
Evidence Based and Plausible
The Big Picture
Multiple Strategies and Results
Realistic Models
Knowledge and Assumptions
Action Steps: Creating a Theory of Change Logic Model
Improving Theory of Change Models
Multiple Perspectives
"Unpack" and Share Assumptions
Promising Practices and Benchmarking
Group Process
Nonlinear Theory of Change Models
Doing the "Right Work"
Tough Questions
In Summary
Learning Resources
Creating Program Logic Models
From Theory of Change to Program Models
Assumptions Matter
Key Elements of Program Logic Models
Nonlinear Program Logic Models
Hidden Assumptions and Dose
Building a Program Logic Model
Program Logic Model Example
From Strategy to Activities
Action Steps for a Program Logic Model
Creating Your Program Logic Model
Guiding Group Process
In Summary
Learning Resources
Modeling: Improving Program Logic Models
Modeling and Effectiveness
Context Challenges
Common Pitfalls: Blind Spots and Myths
Logic, Scale, and Specificity
Politics, Persuasion, and Perception
A Learning Culture and External Review
Quality Techniques
Testing Model Quality: SMART and FIT
A "Mark Up"
Quality Questions
A Quality Model
"Better" Decisions
In Summary
Learning Resources
Logic Models for Evaluation
Getting More Out of Evaluation
Connecting Management With Measurement
Evaluation for Effectiveness
Evaluationm Design Basics
Where Consumers Add Value
Where Logic Models Add Value
A Design Example
Two Kinds of Learning
Key Evaluation Questions
Indicators and Alignment
Results Require Choices
Performance Standards
Quality Evaluation Designs
A Quality Framework
In Summary
Learning Resources
Display and Meaning
Variation and Learning
Graphic Display
Complexity and Meaning
Content, Uses, and Creation
Model Benefits
Alternative Approaches
Selected Examples
Eco Hub
Wayne Food Initiative
Promoting Preschool Change
Collaborative Learning, Inquiry, and Practice
New York Healthy Weight Model
Evaluation System Development
In Summary
Learning Resources
Exploring Archetypes
The Blank Page Challenge
Archetypes and Learning
Recipes for Change
Value of Archetypes
More Critical Thinking
Selected Archetype Examples
Federal Block Grants
Education Readiness and Success
School Improvement
Public Health Research
In Summary
Learning Resources
Action Profiles
Strategy, Evaluation, and Learning
Building Civic Engagement
Better Corporate Giving
Kyrgyzstan Decent Work Country Programme
Alabama Tackles Asthma
Resilient Communities
Sheltering Families
Environmental Leadership
In Summary
Learning Resources
Name Index
Subject Index
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