"A well-written and interesting presentation of a complex subject."
“Essentials provides an updated and refined U-FE process that reflects the evolving nature of the evaluation field and evaluation use, addresses past criticisms, and provides a process that is more easily followed, iterative as it is...In writing this book, Patton appeared to follow the wisdom of Albert Einstein, who said, ‘Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.’ Patton has done this with Essentials of Utilization Focused Evaluation...The book offers practical exercises at the end of each chapter.
I really like this book and may use it in a future offering of the class. However, this work is a bit more specific about U-FE and its broader approach than specific methodological and analytic tools used in evaluation. In the future, I plan to use this book in conjunction with another text that has more specific information about evaluation methods and analysis.
It's a great book and it complements my other eval texts. Thanks.
Excellent resource for my doctoral level students!
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