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Evaluation Thesaurus 4ed

by Scriven M SAGE Publications, Inc
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Pbk 408 pages
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Written by one of the leaders in evaluation, Evaluation Thesaurus is the first overview of evaluation across all disciplines, providing readers with a quick analysis of the major concepts, positions, acronyms, processes, techniques, and checklists in the field. The detailed introduction establishes a view of evaluation as a `transdisciplinary discipline', including, but reaching far beyond, program, conduct, institutional, curriculum, and personnel evaluation.Containing 200 new topics, Scriven's Thesaurus offers professionals and students a guide for understanding the relation of evaluation to the doctrine of value-free social science, ways to integrate the parts of multidimensional evaluations into an overall rating, the realities of evaluation consulting, and techniques for the use of spreadsheets in qualitative evaluation. Topics new to this edition include: the therapeutic role of the evaluator, technology assessment, diagnosis versus evaluation, realities of evaluation consulting, logic of evaluation, multiple rating items, banding, sawtooth graphs, nondollar costs, refocusing, qualitative methods for multidimensional synthesis, computer product evaluation, the psychology and phenomenology of evaluation, using electronic spreadsheets for qualitative evaluation, updates on major models of evaluation, and checklists not available elsewhere.

The Nature of Evaluation
Acronyms & Abbreviations