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How to Focus an Evaluation (PEK) 2ed

by Stecher B and Davis W SAGE Publications, Inc
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Pbk 96 pages
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Changes in the initial stages of the evaluation process over the last decade are reflected in How to Focus an Evaluation. A new book in the series, this volume replaces the first edition's How to Deal with Goals and Objectives.The volume recognises that deciding what to evaluate is a complex negotiation process that involves the methodological predisposition of the evaluator and the client, client needs, the nature of the programme and the constraints surrounding the evaluation. It outlines five models that characterise different methodological approaches -- experimental, goal-oriented, decision-focused, user oriented and responsive -- and considers how each may contribute to the focusing process. With examples drawn from a variety of professions, the text provides advice on how and what type of information to collect from clients, how to clarify and prioritise evaluation concerns, and how to formulate a plan matching evaluation concerns with data collection procedures within cost constraints.

Thinking About the Focusing Process Thinking About Client Concerns and Evaluation Approaches How to Gather Information How to Formulate an Evaluation Plan