Evaluation Practice for Projects with Young People
A Guide to Creative Research
- Kaz Stuart - Indigo Children’s Services
- Lucy Maynard - Brathay Trust
- Caroline Rouncefield - University of Cumbria, UK
This straightforward and original text sets out best practice for designing, conducting and analysing research on work with young people. A creative and practical guide to evaluation, it provides the tools needed to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and applied practice.
Written by an experienced, erudite team of authors this book provides clear, pragmatic advice that can be taken into the classroom and the field.
- Provides strategies for involving young people in research and evaluation
- Showcases creative and participatory methods
- Weaves a real world project through each chapter, highlighting challenges and opportunities at each stage of an evaluation; readers are thus able to compare approaches
- Is accompanied by a website with downloadable worksheets, templates and videos from the authors
This is the ideal text for postgraduate students and practitioners who work with young people in the statutory and voluntary sectors.
This is an excellent text which challenges the traditional notion of research as a highbrow, pseudo-scientific activity by intellectuals. It is full of creative and practical ideas for evaluating projects and giving a voice to lots of very clever, but rarely heard, young people.
This is a vital text, that presents a compelling narrative about the importance of evaluation in youth work practice, and as a youth work tool. It is thorough and detailed, but always accessible; never shying away from challenges but meeting them with optimism. It deftly weaves together theory and practice, and feels above all very alive - full of insight, enquiry and experience.
Excellent book for student looking for creative ways to research & evaluate
This book will be useful to a minority of students who need this level of in-depth knowledge about evaluation. For others, the level of detail exceeds what they need for the course they are doing and the role they are in at present.
Useful material for those wishing to progress so added to supplemental reading list