Cover of: Utilization-focused evaluation | Michael Quinn Patton

Utilization-focused evaluation

the new century text

3rd ed.

Published by Sage Publications in Thousand Oaks, Calif .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Toward more useful evaluations. Evaluation use : both challenge and mandate
What is utilization-focused evaluation? How do you get started?
Fostering intended use by intended users : the personal factor
Intended uses of findings
Intended process uses : impacts of evaluation, thinking and experiences
Focusing evaluations : choices, options and decisions. Being active-reactive-adaptive : evaluator roles, situational responsiveness, and strategic, contingency thinking
Beyond the goals. Clarification game : focusing on outcomes
Focusing an evaluation : alternatives to goals-based evaluation
Implementation evaluation. What happened in the program?
The program's theory of action : conceptualizing casual linkages
Appropriate methods. Evaluations worth using : utilization-focused, methods decisions
The paradigms debate and a utilitarian synthesis
The meanings of evaluation data : analysis, interpretation, judgment, and reporting
Realities and practicalities of utilization-focused evaluation. Power, politics, and ethics
Utilization-focused evaluation : process and premises.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
H62.5.U5 P37 1996

The Physical Object

p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
Internet Archive
0803952651, 0803952643
LC Control Number
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