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Evaluation : an integrated framework for understanding, guiding, and improving policies and programs

Author: Melvin M Mark; Gary T Henry; George Julnes
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2000.
Series: Jossey-Bass nonprofit and public management series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a theory of evaluation as assisted sense-making, with social betterment as its ultimate objective. Mark (psychology, Pennsylvania State U.) and two co-authors analyze four purposes of evaluation: to review the merit of programs and their value to society, to improve the organization and its services, to ensure program compliance with mandates, and to build knowledge and expertise for future programs. One  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mark, Melvin M.
Evaluation.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2000
(OCoLC)606440395
Online version:
Mark, Melvin M.
Evaluation.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2000
(OCoLC)625954335
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin M Mark; Gary T Henry; George Julnes
ISBN: 0787948020 9780787948023
OCLC Number: 44592695
Notes: Errata slip inserted.
Description: xv, 400 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: Social betterment through evaluation --
Introducing a framework for evaluation --
Understanding social betterment and the role of values in evaluation --
Defining evaluation purposes --
Specifying inquiry modes --
Part two: Linking betterment, evaluation practice, and realism --
Planning evaluations --
Integrating realism and assisted sensemaking --
Part three: Four inquiry modes --
Description --
Classification --
Causal analysis --
Values inquiry --
Conclusion: Meeting the challenges of evaluation.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass nonprofit and public management series.
Responsibility: Melvin M. Mark, Gary T. Henry, George Julnes.
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This book defines the importance of understanding that the theory only becomes useful if the practitioner is given the necessary tools for success. This new approach to evaluation is firmly grounded  Read more...

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"It is a text thoroughly worth the attention of anyone interested in the field of evaluation." (CharityChannel.com, August 4, 2003)

 
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