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Introduction to Evaluation

by Chris Fox, Robert Grimm and Rute Caldeira SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
11/2016
ISBN:
9781473902862
Format:
Hbk 328 pages
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With a strong focus on the interdisciplinary, this book gives practical advice for carrying out successful evaluations as well as covering the philosophical underpinnings of the associated theories – providing readers with the complete introduction to the area

SECTION ONE: GETTING STARTED
What is evaluation?
The ethics of evaluations
SECTION TWO: UNDERTAKING AN EVALUATION
Theories of change
Process evaluation
Impact evaluation
Economic evaluation
Evaluation methods
SECTION 3: THE PRACTICE OF EVALUATION
Planning an evaluation
Conducting an evaluation
SECTION 4: USING EVALUATION FINDINGS
Systematic reviews
Knowledge mobilisation: getting evidence into policy and practice
SECTION 5: EVALUATION PARADIGMS
Evaluation paradigms and the limits of evidence based policy
Conclusion

This book offers a refreshingly applied view of evaluation and shows how to fit methods and techniques to the contrasting circumstances and needs of different projects. Its cross-theory approach and practical examples will help advanced students and researchers alike address the real tensions that evaluators today face from rising user expectations and diminishing budgets and timeframes.