Utilization-Focused Evaluation / Edition 2

Utilization-Focused Evaluation / Edition 2

by Michael Quinn Patton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803925662

ISBN-13: 9780803925663

Pub. Date: 05/01/1986

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The second edition of Patton's classic text retains the practical advice of the original. It shows how to conduct an evaluation in a way that will be useful — and actually used. Patton has included new stories, new examples, new research findings, and more of his evaluation humour. He adds to the original book's insights into the changes in evaluation during

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The second edition of Patton's classic text retains the practical advice of the original. It shows how to conduct an evaluation in a way that will be useful — and actually used. Patton has included new stories, new examples, new research findings, and more of his evaluation humour. He adds to the original book's insights into the changes in evaluation during the past decade and incorporates recent research on utilization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803925663
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/01/1986
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368

Table of Contents

PART ONE: TOWARD MORE USEFUL EVALUATIONS
The Emergence of Program Evaluation and the Utilization Crisis
Utilization in Practice
An Empirical Perspective
The Personal Factor
Fostering Intended Use For Intended Users
PART TWO: DIFFICULT CHOICES AND MULTIPLE OPTIONS: DECIDING WHAT TO EVALUATE
Focusing Evaluation Questions
Beyond the Goals Clarification Game
Implementation Evaluation
What Happened in the Program?
The Program's Theory of Action
Evaluating Causal Linkages
PART THREE: APPROPRIATE METHODS
The Methodology Dragon
The Paradigms Debate in Perspective
Evaluations Worth Using
Utilization-Focused Methods Decisions
The Meanings of Evaluation Data
Analysis, Interpretation and Reporting
PART FOUR: UTILIZATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Situational Responsiveness and the Power of Evaluation
Utilization-Focused Evaluation

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