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Program Evaluation Theory and Practice (2nd ed.)

Author: Donna M. Mertens
Author: Amy T. Wilson
Date: 2019
Language: English
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Abstract: This leading text that covers both the theory and practice of evaluation in one engaging volume has been revised and updated with additional evaluation approaches (such as mixed methods and principles-focused evaluation) and new methods (such as technologically based strategies). The book features examples of small- and large-scale evaluations from a range of fields, many with reflective commentary from the evaluators; helpful checklists; and carefully crafted learning activities. Major theoretical paradigms in evaluation--and the ways they inform methodological choices--are explained. Readers learn effective strategies for clarifying their own theoretical assumptions; working with stakeholders; developing questions; using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs; selecting data collection and sampling strategies; analyzing data; and communicating and utilizing findings. The new companion website provides extensive recommended online resources and tools, organized by chapter. 
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Publisher: The Guilford Press
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ISBN: 978-1462532759
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