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

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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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"A well-written and interesting presentation of a complex subject." -- Melvin L. Musick, Pepperdine University "Essentials provides an updated and refined U-FE process that reflects the evolving Read more...

 
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