Everyday Evaluation on the Run, Third Edition

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Left Coast Press, Jul 15, 2011 - Education - 236 pages
Evaluating programs has become a fixture in the human service sector. In many cases, program staff are asked to conduct the evaluation without any training on how to properly do it. This widely used introduction to evaluation is intended for non-specialists who need to do evaluation as part of a busy workload. The book offers a practical overview of the main approaches to evaluation, strategies for involving stakeholders, and the evaluation industry’s toolbox of models and techniques. The author emphasizes the core principles and concepts of evaluation, and provides extensive examples. This third edition reflects current thinking on values in organizations and the need to use evaluation to guide future practice. It is a handy reference for professionals and students in health, welfare, and community work, and in government and non-profit agencies.

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Who and what this book is for
What is Evaluation?
The Evaluative Research Cycle
Open Inquiry and Audit Review
Developing a Culture of Evaluation
Models and Techniques
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Yoland Wadsworth is a path-breaker in methodology and use of social research in health, community and human services. She is Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University; Principal Fellow in the McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Mental Health and Community Wellbeing, University of Melbourne; and Distinguished Fellow in the Action Research Center, University of Cincinnati.

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