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The Resource Program evaluation theory and practice : a comprehensive guide, Donna M. Mertens, Amy T. Wilson, (electronic resource)

Program evaluation theory and practice : a comprehensive guide, Donna M. Mertens, Amy T. Wilson, (electronic resource)

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Program evaluation theory and practice : a comprehensive guide
Title
Program evaluation theory and practice
Title remainder
a comprehensive guide
Statement of responsibility
Donna M. Mertens, Amy T. Wilson
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Language
eng
Summary
This engaging text takes an evenhanded approach to major theoretical paradigms in evaluation and builds a bridge from them to evaluation practice. Featuring helpful checklists, procedural steps, provocative questions that invite readers to explore their own theoretical assumptions, and practical exercises, the book provides concrete guidance for conducting large- and small-scale evaluations. Numerous sample studies ;many with reflective commentary from the evaluators reveal the process through which an evaluator incorporates a paradigm into an actual research project. The book shows how theory informs methodological choices (the specifics of planning, implementing, and using evaluations). It offers balanced coverage of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. Useful pedagogical features include: Examples of large- and small-scale evaluations from multiple disciplines. Beginning-of-chapter reflection questions that set the stage for the material covered. "Extending your thinking" questions and practical activities that help readers apply particular theoretical paradigms in their own evaluation projects. Relevant Web links, including pathways to more details about sampling, data collection, and analysis. Boxes offering a closer look at key evaluation concepts and additional studies. Checklists for readers to determine if they have followed recommended practice
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Mertens, Donna M
Dewey number
361.2072
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Wilson, Amy T
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  • Evaluation research (Social action programs)
  • Social sciences
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Program evaluation theory and practice : a comprehensive guide, Donna M. Mertens, Amy T. Wilson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The landscape of evaluation -- Introduction to evaluation: defining terms and ethical considerations -- Framing evaluation : paradigms, branches, and theories -- Historical and contemporary evaluation paradigms, branches, theories, and approaches -- The postpositivist paradigm and the methods branch -- The pragmatic paradigm and the use branch -- The constructivist paradigm and the values branch -- The transformative paradigm and the social justice branch -- Planning evaluations -- Working with stakeholders: establishing the context and the evaluand -- Evaluation purposes and questions -- Evaluation designs -- Data collection strategies and indicators -- Stakeholders, participants, and sampling -- Data analysis and interpretation -- Implementation in evaluation -- Communication and utilization of findings -- Meta-evaluation and project management -- Perennial and emerging issues in evaluation -- Glossary
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ocn780445874
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unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (619 p.)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781462503254
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780445874
Label
Program evaluation theory and practice : a comprehensive guide, Donna M. Mertens, Amy T. Wilson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The landscape of evaluation -- Introduction to evaluation: defining terms and ethical considerations -- Framing evaluation : paradigms, branches, and theories -- Historical and contemporary evaluation paradigms, branches, theories, and approaches -- The postpositivist paradigm and the methods branch -- The pragmatic paradigm and the use branch -- The constructivist paradigm and the values branch -- The transformative paradigm and the social justice branch -- Planning evaluations -- Working with stakeholders: establishing the context and the evaluand -- Evaluation purposes and questions -- Evaluation designs -- Data collection strategies and indicators -- Stakeholders, participants, and sampling -- Data analysis and interpretation -- Implementation in evaluation -- Communication and utilization of findings -- Meta-evaluation and project management -- Perennial and emerging issues in evaluation -- Glossary
Control code
ocn780445874
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (619 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781462503254
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780445874

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