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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ian Shaw; Jennifer C Greene; Melvin M Mark
|Reproduction Notes:||Electronic reproduction. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2010. (SAGE research methods online).|
|Description:||1 online resource (xxi, 608 pages) : illustrations|
|Contents:||The Evaluation of Policies, Programs and Practices - Melvin M Mark, Jennifer C Greene and Ian Shaw An Introduction PART ONE: ROLE AND PURPOSE OF EVALUATION IN SOCIETY The Purposes of Evaluation in a Democratic Society - Eleanor Chelimsky Roles for Theory in Contemporary Evaluation Practice - Stewart I Donaldson and Mark W Lipsey Developing Practical Knowledge Evaluation for Practice Improvement and Organizational Learning - Patricia J Rogers and Bob Williams Evaluation and the Study of Lived Experience - Thomas A Schwandt and Holli Burgon Evaluation, Democracy and Social Change - Jennifer C Greene Evaluation after Disenchantment? Five Issues Shaping the Role of Evaluation in Society - Peter Dahler-Larsen PART TWO: EVALUATION AS A SOCIAL PRACTICE Government as Structural Context for Evaluation - Phil Davies, Kathryn Newcomer and Haluk Soydan The Social Relations of Evaluation - Tineke A Abma Intellectual Contexts - John Stevenson and David Thomas The Relationship between Evaluation and Politics - Ove Karlsson Vestman and Ross F Conner Ethics in Evaluation - Helen Simons A Comparative Analysis of Evaluation Utilization and Its Cognate Fields of Inquiry - J Bradley Cousins and Lyn M Shulha Current Issues and Trends Contextual Challenges for Evaluation Practice - Elliot Stern PART THREE: THE PRACTICE OF EVALUATION Methods for Policymaking and Knowledge Development Evaluations - Melvin M Mark and Gary T Henry Embedding Improvements, Lived Experience and Social Justice in Evaluation Practice - Elizabeth Whitmore et al Managing Evaluations - Robert Walker and Michael Wiseman Communicating Evaluation - Marvin C Alkin, Christina A Christie and Mike Rose On Discerning Quality in Evaluation - Robert E Stake and Thomas A Schwandt The Practice of Evaluation: Challenges and New Directions - Lois-ellin Datta PART FOUR: DOMAINS OF EVALUATION PRACTICE Evaluation in Education - David Nevo Evaluation of Health Services: Reflections on Practice - Andrew Long Social Work and the Human Services - Ian Shaw with Carol T Mowbray and Hazel Qureshi Evaluation in Criminal Justice - Nick Tilley and Alan Clarke Evaluation of Development Interventions and Humanitarian Action - Osvaldo Feinstein and Tony Beck Evidence-Based Evaluation in Different Professional Domains - Alan Clarke Similarities, Differences and Challenges|
|Series Title:||(SAGE research methods online).|
Sage research methods online.
|Responsibility:||edited by Ian F. Shaw, Jennifer C. Greene, Melvin M. Mark.|
'The Handbook succeeds in capturing and presenting evaluation's extensive knowledge base within a global context. In so doing it provides a useful, coherent and definitive benchmark on the field's