Impact Evaluation In Practice Second Edition

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Author by Paul J. Gertler
Genre : Business & Economics
Editor : World Bank Publications
ISBN : 9781464807800
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 364
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The second edition of the Impact Evaluation in Practice handbook is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to impact evaluation for policy makers and development practitioners. First published in 2011, it has been used widely across the development and academic communities. The book incorporates real-world examples to present practical guidelines for designing and implementing impact evaluations. Readers will gain an understanding of impact evaluations and the best ways to use them to design evidence-based policies and programs. The updated version covers the newest techniques for evaluating programs and includes state-of-the-art implementation advice, as well as an expanded set of examples and case studies that draw on recent development challenges. It also includes new material on research ethics and partnerships to conduct impact evaluation. The handbook is divided into four sections: Part One discusses what to evaluate and why; Part Two presents the main impact evaluation methods; Part Three addresses how to manage impact evaluations; Part Four reviews impact evaluation sampling and data collection. Case studies illustrate different applications of impact evaluations. The book links to complementary instructional material available online, including an applied case as well as questions and answers. The updated second edition will be a valuable resource for the international development community, universities, and policy makers looking to build better evidence around what works in development.


Evaluation For An Equitable Society

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Author by Stewart I. Donaldson
Genre : Education
Editor : IAP
ISBN : 9781681234458
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 253
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Governments and organizations of all shapes and sizes espouse values of equity and social justice. Yet, there are many examples of unfair social arrangements and employment conditions, dysfunctional government practices, and growing income inequality in both developed and developing countries worldwide. The profession and transdiscipline of evaluation is well equipped to address issues of inequality and social injustice, but until recently has been much more focused on primary stakeholder and donor satisfaction (being as useful as possible to funders of interventions and evaluations) and accountability concerns. The authors in this volume challenge the field of evaluation to become more concerned about using evaluation to develop more equitable organizations, governments, and societies. Leading evaluation theorists and practitioners including Michael Scriven, Jennifer Greene, Thomas Schwandt, Emily Gates, Sandra Mathison, Karen Kirkhart, Saville Kushner, Lois-Ellin Datta, Ernest House, Robert Stake, Patricia Rogers, Robert Picciotto and Stewart Donaldson, provide a range of visions for how evaluation can play a much larger role in facilitating social justice across the globe. Evaluation for an Equitable Society will be of great interest to evaluation practitioners, students and scholars. It will be of interest to those teaching and taking introductory evaluation courses, as well as advanced courses focused on improving evaluation theory and practice.


The Cipp Evaluation Model

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Author by Daniel L. Stufflebeam
Genre : Social Science
Editor : Guilford Publications
ISBN : 9781462529230
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 401
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"The book's chapters provide background on how and why the CIPP (Context, Input, Process, Product) Model was developed; a detailed presentation of the model; an explanation of the key role of an evaluation-oriented leader, who can decide what and when to evaluate; detailed presentations on evaluation design, budgeting, and contracting; procedures and tools for collecting, analyzing, and reporting evaluation information; and procedures for conducting standards-based meta-evaluations (evaluations of evaluations). These topics are interspersed with illustrative evaluation cases in such areas as education, housing, and military personnel evaluation"--


Evaluation For The Real World

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Author by Palfrey, Colin
Genre : Political Science
Editor : Policy Press
ISBN : 9781447308454
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 256
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Evaluation research findings should be a key element of the policy-making process, yet in reality they are often disregarded. This valuable book examines the development of evaluation and its impact on public policy by analysing evaluation frameworks and criteria which are available when evaluating public policies and services. It further examines the nature of evidence and its use and non-use by decision-makers and assesses the work of influential academics in the USA and UK in the context of evaluation and policy making. The book emphasises the 'real world' of decision-makers in the public sector and recognises how political demands and economic pressures can affect the decisions of those who commission evaluation research while providing recommendations for policymakers on adopting a different approach to evaluation. This is essential reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students of policy analysis and public sector management, and those who are involved in the planning and evaluation of public policies and services.


Research And Evaluation Methods In Special Education

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Author by Donna M. Mertens
Genre : Education
Editor : Corwin Press
ISBN : 9781506318516
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 296
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This excellent resource provides an approach to research and evaluation that helps educators better understand and address the needs of students with various disabilities.


Transformative Research And Evaluation

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Author by Donna M. Mertens
Genre : Education
Editor : Guilford Press
ISBN : 9781593859855
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 417
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From distinguished scholar Donna M. Mertens, this core book provides a framework for making methodological decisions and conducting research and evaluations that promote social justice. The transformative paradigm has emerged from - and guides - a broad range of social and behavioral science research projects with communities that have been pushed to the margins, such as ethnic, racial, and sexual minority group members and children and adults with disabilities. Mertens shows how to formulate research questions based on community needs, develop researcher-community partnerships grounded in trust and respect, and skillfully apply quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods data collection strategies. Practical aspects of analyzing and reporting results are addressed, and numerous sample studies are presented. An ideal core book for graduate courses, or practitioner resource, the book includes: Commentary on the sample studies that explains what makes them transformative. Explanations of key concepts related to oppression, social justice, and the role of research and evaluation. Questions for Thought to stimulate critical self-reflection and discussion. Advance chapter organizers and chapter summaries. The book is intended for graduate students in psychology, education, social work, sociology, and nursing, as well as practicing researchers and program evaluators. It will serve as a core book or supplement in Research Methods, Program Evaluation, and Community Psychology courses.


Job Evaluation

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Author by Maeve Quaid
Genre : Business & Economics
Editor :
ISBN : UOM:49015001493841
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 283
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Despite the recent widespread interest in and application of job evaluation technique, Quaid claims that we know very little about the more fundamental properties of the technique and that we have become satisfied with a number of unexamined assumptions. Using examples from a real-life organizational context, she demonstrates that many qualities that have been attributed to job evaluation are unfounded and that, in fact, despite its many claims, at the "rational" level job evaluation accomplishes little, if anything at all. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Manual For Police Traffic Services Personnel Performance Evaluation System Management And Implementation Volume I

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ISBN : UOM:39015075469398
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File Pages : 79
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Developmental Evaluation

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Author by Michael Quinn Patton
Genre : Psychology
Editor : Guilford Press
ISBN : 9781606238868
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 401
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Developmental evaluation (DE) offers a powerful approach to monitoring and supporting social innovations by working in partnership with program decision makers. In this book, eminent authority Michael Quinn Patton shows how to conduct evaluations within a DE framework. Patton draws on insights about complex dynamic systems, uncertainty, nonlinearity, and emergence. He illustrates how DE can be used for a range of purposes: ongoing program development, adapting effective principles of practice to local contexts, generating innovations and taking them to scale, and facilitating rapid response in crisis situations. Students and practicing evaluators will appreciate the book's extensive case examples and stories, cartoons, clear writing style, "closer look" sidebars, and summary tables. Provided is essential guidance for making evaluations useful, practical, and credible in support of social change.


An Evaluation Process For The California Transportation Plan And Its Component Studies

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Genre : Transportation
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ISBN : UCI:31970031481697
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 32
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