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Essentials of utilization-focused evaluation

Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : SAGE, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on Michael Quinn Patton's best-selling Utilization-Focused Evaluation, this briefer book provides an overall framework and essential checklist steps for designing and conducting evaluations that actually get used. The new material and innovative graphics present the utilization-focused evaluation process as a complex adaptive system, incorporating current understandings about systems thinking and complexity  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Quinn Patton
ISBN: 9781412977418 141297741X
OCLC Number: 711052221
Description: xxii, 461 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 accountable, learn, and improve.
Responsibility: Michael Quinn Patton.

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Incorporating both theory and practice, this text provides students with an essential resource on how to do useful and effective evaluations.  Read more...

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