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What counts as credible evidence in applied research and evaluation practice?

Author: Stewart I Donaldson; Christina A Christie; Melvin M Mark
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What Counts as Credible Evidence in Applied Research and Evaluation Practice? is the first book of its kind to define and place into greater perspective the meaning of evidence for evaluation professionals and applied researchers. Editors Stewart I. Donaldson, Christina A. Christie, and Melvin M. Mark provide observations about the diversity and changing nature of credible evidence, include lessons from their own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart I Donaldson; Christina A Christie; Melvin M Mark
ISBN: 9781412957076 1412957079 9781412957069 1412957060
OCLC Number: 226038201
Description: xviii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: In search of the blueprint for an evidence-based global society / Stewart I. Donaldson --
Social inquiry paradigms as a frame for the debate on credible evidence / Christina A. Christie and Dreolin Fleischer --
When getting it right matters : the case for high-quality policy and program impact evaluations / Gary T. Henry --
Randomized controlled trials : a gold standard with feet of clay? / Leonard Bickman and Stephanie M. Reich --
What is credible evidence in education? The role of the What Works Clearinghouse in informing the process / Russell Gersten and John Hitchcock --
Evaluation methods for producing actionable evidence : contextual influences on adequacy and appropriateness of method choice / George Julnes and Debra Rog --
Demythologizing causation and evidence / Michael Scriven --
Evidence as "proof" and evidence as "inkling" / Jennifer C. Greene --
Reasoning with rigor and probity : ethical premises for credible evidence / Sharon F. Rallis --
Seeing is believing : the credibility of image-based research and evaluation / Sandra Mathison --
Toward a practical theory of evidence for evaluation / Thomas A. Schwandt --
Credible evidence : changing the terms of the debate / Melvin M. Mark --
Epilogue : A practictioner's guide for gathering credible evidence in the evidenced-based global society / Stewart I. Donaldson.
Responsibility: Stewart I. Donaldson, Christina A. Christie, Melvin M. Mark, editors.
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Presents clear understanding of the philosophical, theoretical, methodological, political, and ethical dimensions of gathering credible evidence to answer fundamental research and evaluation  Read more...

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"[The book's] design is a good one, containing papers for, papers against, and papers offering a synthesisand summing up." -- Kenneth Watson The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation

 
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