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The politics of evaluation : participation and policy implementation

Author: David Taylor; Susan Balloch
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, University of Bristol, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Evidence-based policy making has become a hot topic. There is a need for policies to encourage empowerment and participation, however, their impact and success must be monitored to ensure that they are fulfilling their remit. This social research textbook pulls together a wide range of political issues which impact on evaluation.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Taylor; Susan Balloch
ISBN: 1861346069 9781861346063 1861346050 9781861346056
OCLC Number: 57006471
Description: xiii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the politics of evaluation : an overview / David Taylor, Susan Balloch --
Below decks on the youth justice flagship : the politics of evaluation / Peter Squires, Lynda Measor --
Urban regeneration : who defines the indicators? / Peter Ambrose --
Reaching for the stars : the performance assessment framework for social services / Stella Law, Karin Janzon --
Service-user involvement in evaluation and research : issues, dilemmas and destinations / Peter Beresford --
Best value but not best interests : can service users instruct mental health advocates? / Hazel Platzer --
New deal for communities as a participatory public policy : the challenges for evaluation / Kay Graham, Amanda Harris --
Discovery through dialogue and appreciative inquiry : a participative evaluation framework for project development / Glynis Cousin, Judith Cousin, Frances Deepwell --
Evaluating projects aimed at supporting the parents of young people : "I didn't learn anything new, but ..." / Debi Roker --
Evaluating interagency working in health and social care : politics, policies and outcomes for service users / Audrey Leothard --
Reflections on an evaluation of partnerships to cope with winter pressures / Susan Balloch, Alison Penn, Helen Charnley --
Evaluating a partnership approach to supporting people into employment / Hilary Arksey --
Evaluation and the new deal for communities : learning what for whom? / Ian Smith, Lucy Grimshaw --
Community-led regeneration : learning loops or reinvented wheels? / Mike Rowe, Marilyn Taylor.
Responsibility: edited by David Taylor and Susan Balloch.
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The widespread popularity of evaluation is based on the need to provide evidence of the effectiveness of policies and programmes. This book sees evaluation as an inherently political activity, and  Read more...

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