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Developmental evaluation : applying complexity concepts to enhance innovation and use

Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, 2011
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Quinn Patton
ISBN: 9781606238721 1606238728 9781606238868 1606238868
OCLC Number: 740254251
Notes: Developmental evaluation defined and positioned. Developmental evaluation as a distinct purpose and niche. Thinking outside evaluation's boxes. Situation recognition and responsiveness : distinguishing simple, complicated, and complex. Systems thinking and complexity concepts for developmental evaluation. How the world is changed : a dialectic with thesis and antithesis, and developmental evaluation as the synthesis. The adaptive cycle and developmental evaluation. Developmental evaluation inquiry frameworks. Developmental evaluation bricolage : reflective practice, sensitizing concepts, action research, abduction, systems change, and retrospective developmental evaluation. Utilization-focused developmental evaluation : engagement practices, diverse designs, and adaptive methods
Description: xxi, 375 s. : illustrations
Contents: Developmental evaluation defined and positioned --
Developmental evaluation as a distinct purpose and niche --
Thinking outside evaluation's boxes --
Situation recognition and responsiveness : distinguishing simple, complicated, and complex --
Systems thinking and complexity concepts for developmental evaluation --
How the world is changed : a dialectic with thesis and antithesis, and developmental evaluation as the synthesis --
The adaptive cycle and developmental evaluation --
Developmental evaluation inquiry frameworks --
Developmental evaluation bricolage : reflective practice, sensitizing concepts, action research, abduction, systems change, and retrospective developmental evaluation --
Utilization-focused developmental evaluation : engagement practices, diverse designs, and adaptive methods.
Responsibility: by Michael Quinn Patton

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