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Evaluation In Action

Author : Jody Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 9781412949743
Genre : Education
File Size : 66.35 MB
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Designed to take readers behind the scenes of real evaluations and introduce them to the issues faced and decisions made by notable evaluators in the field, this book builds on 'Exemplars', a popular section in the American Journal of Evaluation (AJE), in which a well-known evaluator is interviewed about an evaluation he or she has conducted. Through a dialogue between the evaluator and the interviewer, the reader learns about the problems the evaluator faced in conducting the evaluation and the choices and compromises they made.
Category: Education

Evaluation In Action

Author : Gillian Squirrell
ISBN : 1905541767
Genre : Social Science
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Evaluation is a powerful tool. It can create considerable fear, be used to decide how to allocate scarce resources, be the forerunner of bad news, or just be a means to preserve the status quo. But evaluation is always about people. It can empower the disempowered, stimulate change, and support democratic innovation and creativity. These are the elements that are emphasized in this book. Evaluation in Action will be of benefit to individuals early in their experience of evaluation, taking them and others with more experience to advanced levels. It will help them consider: methodologies and theory * a range of different approaches to framing and undertaking evaluations and how to consider which is most appropriate * issues of power, politics, and values * the choices involved in conducting evaluations and the consequences of these choices * the learning that comes from evaluations to stimulate project and organizational changes. The book encourages readers to become involved, offering examples and stimulating reflection. It is written for new and experienced evaluators, anyone commissioning evaluations, and organizations wanting to develop an evaluation strategy.
Category: Social Science

Evaluation And Action In The Social Environment

Author : Richard H. Price
ISBN : 9781483219431
Genre : Political Science
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Evaluation and Action in the Social Environment provides a description of a framework for doing evaluation and action research in social settings. This book presents the strategies for analysis and intervention in community, health, and human service settings. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the impact of social settings on individual behavior. This text then examines the family, community groups, and personal social networks. Other chapters consider the assessment and change in behavioral and physical environments. This book discusses as well the family as an interpersonal system, with emphasis on interactive sequences to show how symptomatic behavior has its own logic in the family context. The final chapter deals with larger and more complex settings and contexts, including schools, medical hospitals, and settings in the legal system. This book is a valuable resource for sociologists, anthropologists, social scientists, clinical therapists, program evaluators, and social policymakers.
Category: Political Science

Health Promotion In Action

Author : R. Labonté
ISBN : 9780230228375
Genre : Social Science
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Examining health promotion in the context of globalization, this book explores how globalization affects health and shows how practitioners can respond to these new challenges.
Category: Social Science

Evaluation In Planning

Author : Nathaniel Lichfield
ISBN : 9789401714952
Genre : Social Science
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This book is the result of a three day workshop on "Evaluation in theory and practice in spatial planning" held in Ramsey Hall, University College London, in September 1996. Some 30 people from 8 different countries attended and 20 papers were presented. The majority of them now form the basis for this book. This occasion was the third on the topic, the two preceding having taken place in Umea in June 1992 and in Bari in 1994. Following these three meetings, we can now say that this small, industrious, international family really enjoy meeting up from time to time at each others places, in the presence of older members and new children, each one presenting his/her own recent experiences. It particularly enjoys exchanging views and arguing about the current state and the future of evaluation in spatial planning (all families have their vices ... ). It is also pleasing to see these experiences and discussions resulting in a book for those who could not attend and for the broader clan in the field. Not long time ago, but ages in the accelerated academic time scale, evaluation in planning established its own role and distinct features as an instrument for helping the decision-making process. Now this role and these features are exposed to major challenges. First, the evolution of planning theory has lead to the conception of new planning paradigms, based on theories of complexity and communicative rationality.
Category: Social Science

Participatory Evaluation In Education

Author : Lorna M. Earl
ISBN : 9781135718855
Genre : Education
File Size : 77.30 MB
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This text focuses on "participatory evaluation", an approach that involves teachers and educational administrators as partners with researchers in a broad range of school and school system-based evaluation tasks with the explicit goal of using such data to improve practice.; Participatory evaluation is a natural, suitable and effective approach to school improvement and educational change, and has been practiced by the editors and several colleagues for many years. Though participatory applied research strategies are growing in popularity, there is a paucity of documented empirical support for the approach. presenting a set of original empirical studies and a critical analysis of them this book will add to our knowledge about variations in the approach, conditions that support it, its viability within the culture of schools and school systems and its likely impact defined in terms of the use of research data and organisational learning.; The book will be useful for educational practitioners interested in critically evaluating the potential of participatory evaluation as an integral part of their own approach to educational reform. It will also clarify an agenda for research to further our understanding of the organisational benefits of this type of collaborative systematic enquiry.
Category: Education

Using Evaluation In Training And Development

Author : Leslie Rae
ISBN : 0749428058
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 81.52 MB
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This handbook aims to provide everything a trainer needs to know about the effective evaluation of training. It provides information on the design of the evaluation process and advice on when and where to use particular types of tests. The book covers the complete range of approaches to evaluation that are available.
Category: Business & Economics