Evaluating public programmes: contexts and issues
Examining key issues arising in evaluation research and in particular the implications of context for evaluation findings and methodology, this book employs case study illustrations to examine definitions and uses, experimental logic, methods and difficulties in experimental evaluations and the importance of incorporating both process and context in evaluation research design.
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The Logic and Development of Evaluation
Issues in Evaluating Public Policy
Defining the Goals of Public Services
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