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Standards-Based and Responsive Evaluation / Edition 1
     

Standards-Based and Responsive Evaluation / Edition 1

by Robert E. Stake
 

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ISBN-10: 076192664X

ISBN-13: 9780761926641

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Stake (director, Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation, University of Illinois) explores the conceptual choices an evaluator needs to make when doing an evaluation, weighing ethical risks, and writing a report. Written in an accessible style with cases, sample forms, cartoons, and excerpts from literature, the book can be used in program

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Stake (director, Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation, University of Illinois) explores the conceptual choices an evaluator needs to make when doing an evaluation, weighing ethical risks, and writing a report. Written in an accessible style with cases, sample forms, cartoons, and excerpts from literature, the book can be used in program evaluation courses in education, nursing, social work, psychology, sociology, and communication. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761926641
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

First Words
1. Criterial and Interpretive Evaluation
The Ubiquitous Search For Quality
Standards
Criterial and Episodic Thinking
Roles and Styles of Evaluation
Formative and Summative Evaluation
The Evaluand
The Evaluator
2. Roles, Models, and Dispositions
Models
Dispositions
Roles
3. Standards-Based Evaluation
Standards-Based
Bias
Factors
Criteria and Standards for Comparisons
Needs Assessment
Goals
Costs
Representations of Performance
What Goes Wrong
4. Responsive Evaluation
Issues as Conceptual Structure
Observations and Judgments
Perceptions
Combining Responsive and Standards-Based Evaluation
Experience as Knowledge
Organizing and Reporting
Procedures
What Goes Wrong
5. Data Gathering
Choosing Data Sources
Instrumentation
Recipient Responses
Staff and Management Responses
Stakeholder and Public Responses
Data Coding and Records Processing
Surveys
Observation Schedules
Interviewing
Histories and Artifacts
6. Analysis, Synthesis, and Meta-evaluation
Analysis
Synthesis
Experiential and Probative Inferences
Meta-evaluation
An Ethic of Continuous Self-Challenge
7.Clients, Stakeholders, Beneficiaries and Readers
Participatory Evaluation
Stakeholding
Utilization
Democratic Evaluation
Negotiation of a Contract
Writing Reports
Styles of Reporting
Representations of the Evaluand
Names and Labels
Cutting Edge
Offering Recommendations
8. Issues Needing Interpretation
Complexity
Program Standardization
Program Fairness
Staff Development
9. Evidence-Based Evaluation
Is Evaluation Science?
Petite and Grand Generalizations
Policy Evaluation
Bias
Skepticism as a Commitment
10. Doing It Right
Quality Work Is Ethical Work
Personal Standards
Professional Standards
Human Subjects Protection
Confidentiality and Anonymity
The Business of Evaluation
Personnel Evaluation
Product Evaluation
Political and Cultural Contexts
Last Words
References
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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