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Evaluation Practice for Projects with Young People
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Evaluation Practice for Projects with Young People
A Guide to Creative Research


© 2015 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

 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.

The book:

  • 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.

 

 

 
Introduction
 
Chapter 1: The Evaluation Context
 
Chapter 2: Evaluation Methodology
 
Chapter 3: Evaluation Ethics
 
Chapter 4: Types of Evaluation
 
Chapter 5: Power
 
Chapter 6: Planning Evaluations – An Overview
 
Chapter 7: Collecting Data to Evaluate
 
Chapter 8: Using Mixed Methods in Evaluation
 
Chapter 9: Analysing Evaluation Data
 
Chapter 10: Writing Evaluation Reports and Presenting to Different Audiences
 
Conclusion

Supplements

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.

Annette Rimmer
Applied Community and Youth Work, University of Manchester

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. 

Bethia McNeil
Head of Innovation & Service Design , The Social Research Unit

Excellent book for student looking for creative ways to research & evaluate

Mrs denise Burke Mac Giolla Ri
Humanities , AIT Athlone Institute of Technology
July 3, 2016

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.

Mrs Ally Lee-Dudley
Training, 4Youth
June 14, 2016

Useful material for those wishing to progress so added to supplemental reading list

Ms Mary Cryan
Supporting Teaching and Learning, Adult Education Centre
February 24, 2015

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