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

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

Label
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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Contributor
Subject
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 a 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, and mixed methods approaches." -- Back of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
361.2072
Index
index present
LC call number
H62
LC item number
.M42317 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Program evaluation theory and practice : a comprehensive guide, Donna M. Mertens, Amy T. Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn740626974
Dimensions
26 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
619 p.
Isbn
9781462503247
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011042703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • remote
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  • (OCoLC)740626974
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