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Evaluation Research: An Introduction to Principles, Methods and Practice

by Clarke A SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
09/1999
ISBN:
9780761950943
Format:
Hbk 224 pages
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AU$245.00 NZ$253.91
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Evaluation Research introduces the reader to the fundamental principles of evaluation by demonstrating how a wide variety of social research methods can be applied in different evaluation contexts in imaginative and creative ways. Using examples from diverse evaluation settings, the strengths and weaknesses of the methods are also explained.Key themes discussed are:· What distinguishes evaluation research from other types of social research activity?· The contribution both quantitative and qualitative methods can make to evaluation.·

Understanding Evaluation
Quality and Quantity
Paradigmatic Choices in Evaluation Methodology
Methods of Data Collection
Evaluating Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention Programmes
Evaluating Health Care
Evaluating Schools
Inspection as Evaluation
Evaluation Utilization

Alan Clarke is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey and is Course Director of the MSc degree in Social Research. Ruth Dawson is with Education Services in Southampton City Council.