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Realistic evaluation

Author: Ray Pawson; Nick Tilley
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1997.
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Realistic Evaluation shows how program evaluation needs to be and can be bettered. It presents a profound yet highly readable critique of current evaluation practice and introduces a 'manifesto' and 'handbook' for a fresh approach. The main body of this book is devoted to the articulation of a new evaluation paradigm which promises greater validity and utility from the findings of evaluation studies. The authors,
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Pawson, Ray, 1948-
Realistic evaluation.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1997
(DLC) 97065723
(OCoLC)37255786
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Pawson; Nick Tilley
ISBN: 9781473924857 1473924855 9781446233887 144623388X
OCLC Number: 646026852
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 235 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. A History of Evaluation in 28 1/2 Pages --
2. Out with the Old: Weaknesses in Experimental Evaluation --
3. In with the New: Introducing Scientific Realism --
4. How To Design a Realistic Evaluation --
5. How To Make Evaluations Cumulate --
6. How To Construct Realistic Data: Utilizing Stakeholders' Knowledge --
7. No Smoking Without Firing Mechanisms: a 'Realistic' Consultation --
8. Evaluation, Policy and Practice: Realizing the Potential --
9. The New Rules of Realistic Evaluation.
Responsibility: Ray Pawson and Nick Tilley.

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