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From the PublisherFrom reviews of the First Edition:
"... [E]minently readable...[with] a wonderfully up-to-date library of references... [The book] offers an evaluation orientation in which values for the well-being of people are foundations. In so doing, it demonstrates that effective evaluation clearly is not just a set of technical methods and tools but, at its heart, it is anchored ultimately in the values...of stakeholders. This is no small contribution..."
(Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps)
"...A welcome addition to available texts on program evaluation. ... Appropriate for program evaluators and experienced service providers with management and supervision responsibilities... An excellent addition to evaluation-focused preservice and inservice training efforts."
(American Journal on Mental Retardation)
"Readers of this book...will find many inspirations for their own evaluative efforts. ...Contains plenty of good advice."
(Evaluation and Program Planning)
"The focus on outcomes is a welcome addition to the program evaluation textbook market... A useful text for program evaluation students."
(American Journal of Evaluation)
"Outcome-based evaluation continues to play a central role in larger field of education, health care, and rehabilitation policy analysis; and it speaks to the needs and interests of administrators, students, policymakers, funders, consumers, and educators. In this second edition (an extensive revision of the 1995 first edition), the author broadens the range of topics to include education, health, mental health, aging, substance abuse, and corrections."
(Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 29:1 (2001)