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Book
xxii, 461 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Introduction Step 1. Assess and Build Program and Organizational Readiness for Utilization-Focused Evaluation Step 2. Assess and Enhance Evaluator Readiness and Competence to Undertake a Utilization-Focused Evaluation Step 3. Identify, Organize, and Engage Primary Intended Users: The Personal Factor Step 4. Situation Analysis Conducted Jointly With Primary Intended Users Step 5. Identify and Prioritize Primary Intended Uses by Determining Priority Purposes Step 6. Consider and Build in Process Uses if and as Appropriate Step 7. Focus Priority Evaluation Questions Step 8. Check That Fundamental Areas for Evaluation Inquiry Are Being Adequately Addressed: Implementation, Outcomes, and Attribution Questions Step 9. Determine What Intervention Model or Theory of Change Is Being Evaluated Step 10. Negotiate Appropriate Methods to Generate Credible Findings That Support Intended Use by Intended Users Step 11. Make Sure Intended Users Understand Potential Methods Controversies and Their Implications Step 12. Simulate Use of Findings: Evaluation's Equivalent of a Dress Rehearsal Step 13. Gather Data With Ongoing Attention to Use Step 14. Organize and Present the Data for Interpretation and Use by Primary Intended Users: Analysis, Interpretation, Judgment, and Recommendations Step 15. Prepare an Evaluation Report to Facilitate Use and Disseminate Significant Findings to Expand Influence Step 16. Follow Up With Primary Intended Users to Facilitate and Enhance Use Step 17. Metaevaluation of Use: Be Aaccountable, Learn, and Improve Summary and Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412977418 20160610
Based on Michael Quinn Patton's Utilization Focused Evaluation, this briefer and more condensed 'essentials' book provides both an overall framework and concrete advice for how to conduct useful evaluations that actually get used. This book integrates both theory and practice and is not only based on research, but also professional experience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412977418 20160610
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-278-01
Book
xii, 372 p. : 23 cm.
  • 1. Setting the Scene. 2. Purposes of Evaluation. 3. Understanding the Program. 4. Planning the Evaluation. 5. Roles for the Evaluator. 6. Developing Measures. 7. Collecting Data. 8. Design of the Evaluation. 9. The Randomized Experiment. 10. Extensions of Good Design. 11. Qualitative Methods. 12. Analyzing and Interpreting the Data. 13. Writing the Report and Disseminating Results. 14. Evaluating with Integrity. Glossary. References. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780133097252 20160528
Suitable for undergraduate Evaluation Research courses in a variety of departments, including psychology, sociology, public health, public policy/affairs, education, and criminal justice. Acquainting students with the complexities inherent in evaluation research, this timely and accessible guide explores how we apply research methods in evaluating social programs, and illustrates its points with reference to a variety of fields, including education, social services, and criminal justice. Written in an intelligent and graceful prose, it offers practical advice on understanding the reasons for the study, identifying key questions to be answered, and planning and implementing the overall design of the study, including measurement, qualitative methods of inquiry, data collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780133097252 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-278-01