Examines the structures, processes, and language of logic models as an emerging tool that improves the design, development, and implementation of change efforts within programs and greater organizational initiatives.
The Logic Model Guidebook offers clear, step-by-step support for creating logic models and the modeling process in a range of contexts. Lisa Wyatt Knowlton and Cynthia C. Phillips describe the structures, processes, and language of logic models as a robust tool to improve the design, development, and implementation of program and organization change efforts. The text is enhanced by numerous visual learning guides (sample models, checklists, exercises, worksheets) and many new case examples. The authors provide students, practitioners, and beginning researchers with practical support to develop and improve models that reflect knowledge, practice, and beliefs. The Guidebook offers a range of new applied examples. The text includes logic models for evaluation, discusses archetypes, and explores display and meaning. In an important contribution to programs and organizations, it emphasizes quality by raising issues like plausibility, feasibility, and strategic choices in model creation.
About the Authors
PART I. CONSTRUCTION
1. Introducing Logic Models
2. Building and Improving Theory of Change Logic Models
3. Creating Program Logic Models
4. Modeling: Improving Program Logic Models
PART II. APPLICATIONS
5. Logic Models for Evaluation
6. Display and Meaning
7. Exploring Archetypes
8. Action Profiles
“The Guidebook fills a niche in the skills and knowledge needed by nonprofit managers to be successful in their work. It leads the field in providing both the theory and practice of using logic models as a critical management tool.”
Kathryn Agard, Ph.D.
(former) Executive Director, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership, Grand Valley State University
“The material in this book has enduring value. It is a ‘keeper’ for students and me.”
Simon Fass, Ph.D.
University of Texas, Dallas
“This book should be in the library of every individual involved in program development and evaluation. It is a powerful tool for practitioners and students.”
Sylvie Taylor, Ph.D.
Antioch University Los Angeles
“Regardless of sector, logic models are valuable tools to design systems and improve strategy.”
Vice President Cause & Foundation, ConAgra Foods
This text offers a good insight to final year students and postgrads that are keen to design, deliver and evaluate interventions in a range of disciplines. While not all will be required to develop logic models, many will benefit from an understanding of the potential of logic models.
Mr Ben Jane
Faculty of Sport, Media and Management, University of St Mark & St John
A thorough overview of various logic models and their application, helpful for practitioners who wish to constract a logical framework for the own social action project or for application of a logic model for action's evaluation.
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