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Program Evaluation
Forms and Approaches

  • John M Owen - University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Patricia Rogers - Director, Program For Public Sector Evaluation, Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology, Australia

July 2012 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book offers a straightforward, practical introduction to evaluation for beginners and practitioners. It shows how to identify appropriate forms and approaches, using an original framework. The authors examine the role of evaluation in program development, and offer techniques for involving stakeholders in the planning process and for disseminating the evaluation findings. They use references to recent research and international examples.

 
Evaluation Fundamentals
 
The Nature of Interventions
What We Evaluate  
 
Focusing Evaluation
Evaluation Forms and Approaches  
 
Negotiating an Evaluation Plan
The Importance of Negotiation and Planning  
 
From Evaluation Questions to Evaluation Findings
 
From Evaluation Findings to Utilisation
 
Key Players and Resources
 
Codes of Behaviour for Evaluators
 
Proactive Evaluation
 
Clarificative Evaluation
 
Interactive Evaluation
 
Monitoring Evaluation
 
Impact Evaluation

`Owen and Rogers provide an exquisite portrait of the evaluation landscape from

the logic of evaluation to process use. They bring evaluation down-to-earth,

providing many of their own illustrative examples to ground their discussion

about evaluative enquiry. Their understanding of the various forms of

evaluation is as insightful as it is useful. Program Evaluation is an engaging

read; an evaluator's delight. I couldn't it put it down once I picked it up.

Owen and Roger's conception of evaluation enquiry broadens our understanding

of evaluation. Their work is responsive to the needs of evaluators in real-world

settings. Program Evaluation helps us all keep pace with evaluation needs within modern organization and agencies' - David M Fetterman, Stanford University

`Provides a good overview of evaluation both for managers and for students envisaging involvement in evaluation. It is a readable and practical book and I would recommend it for social workers wishing to know more about the different forms and functions of evaluation, and the considerations that have to be addressed in carrying out useful evaluations' - British Journal of Social Work

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