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Evaluation for the 21st century : a handbook

Author: Eleanor Chelimsky; William R Shadish
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1997.
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What methodological tools have been most useful in doing evaluations? What are some of the new methodologies that are being used and developed? Will the type of things evaluated expand from programmes, personnel and products to foreign aid, medical technology, environmental interventions and World Bank loan programmes? What will evaluation be like in the 21st century? A group of renowned evaluators explores these  Read more...
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Evaluation for the 21st century.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1997
(DLC) 96025373
(OCoLC)35198503
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Chelimsky; William R Shadish
OCLC Number: 605960561
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 542 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. The Coming Transformations in Evaluation / Eleanor Chelinsky --
pt. I. Evaluation --
Yesterday and Today. 2. Lessons Learned in Evaluation Over the Past 25 Years / Thomas D. Cook. 3. The Political Environment of Evaluation and What It Means for the Development of the Field / Eleanor Chelinsky --
pt. II. Auditing and Evaluation. 4. Evaluation as an Essential Component of "Value-for-Money" / L. Denis Desautels. 5. Auditing and Evaluation in Sweden / Inga-Britt Ahlenius. 6. Performance Auditing: Travelers' Tales / Christopher Dollitt and Hilkka Summa. 7. Evaluation and Auditing in State Legislatures: Meeting the Client's Needs / Roger A. Brooks --
pt. III. Performance Measurement and Evaluation. 8. Trends in Performance Measurement: Challenges for Evaluators / Joseph S. Wholey. 9. Performance Measurement in the United Kingdom (1985-1995) / Caroline Mawhood --
pt. IV. International Evaluation. 10. Evaluating Global Issues in a Community Setting / Masafumi Nagao. 11. The Development of Evaluation in the People's Republic China / Hong Hongi and Ray C. Rist. 12. Critical Comments on Evaluation Research in Denmark / Finn Hansson. 13. Evaluation, Markets, and Institutions in the Reform Agenda of Developing Countries / Eduardo Wiesner. 14. Evaluation in the World Bank: Antecedents, Instruments, and Concepts / Robert Dicciotto --
pt. V. New Topics for Evaluation. 15. Evaluating Human Rights Violations / Ignacio Cano. 16. Lessons of Immigration Policy and the Role of Research / John Nieuwenhuysen. 17. Tracing Gender Issues Through Institutional Change and Program Implementation at the World Bank / Josette Murphy. 18. Understanding the Impact of Development Projects on Women: The Tunisia Institutional Development Fund Project / Michael Bamberger. 19. The Analysis and Evaluation of Foreign Aid / Kristina Svensson. 20. Evaluating the U.S. Nuclear Triad / Kwai-Cheung Chan and Jonathan R. Tumin. 21. Evaluation, Nuclear Power Plant Remediation and Redesign, and Russian Policy Making After Chernobyl / Vladimir Novikov. 22. The Independent Evaluation of the Global Environment Facility Pilot Phase / W. Haven North. 23. Environmental Changes and Their Measurement: What Data Should We Collect and What Collaborative Systems Do We Need for Linking Knowledge to Action? / Charles A. Zraket and William Clark --
pt. VI. A Sampler of the Current Methodological Tool Kit. 24. Multimethod Evaluations: Using Case Studies Together With Other Methods / Lois-ellin Datta. 25. Cross-Design Synthesis: Concept and Application / Judith A. Droitcour. 26. Research Synthesis for Public Health Policy: Experience of the Institute of Medicine / Michael A. Stoto. 27. Empowerment Evaluation and Accreditation in Higher Education / David M. Fetterman. 28. Cluster Evaluation / James R. Sanders. 29. An Introduction to Scientific Realist Evaluation / Ray Dawson and Nick Tilley. 30. Single-Case Evaluation in British Social Services / Mansoor A.F. Kazi. 31. Twenty-One Years Old and Counting: The Interrupted Time Series Comes of Age / Robert G. Orwin --
pt. VII. An Enduring Argument about the Purpose of Evaluation. 32. Advocacy in Evaluation: A Necessary Evil? / Robert E. Stake. 33. Truth and Objectivity in Evaluation / Michael Scriver.
Responsibility: editors, Eleanor Chelimsky, William R. Shadish.
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