Utilization Focused Evaluation

Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483360148
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Fourth Edition of the bestselling Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides expert, detailed advice on conducting program evaluations from one of leading experts. Chock full of useful pedagogy—including a unique utilization-focused evaluation checklist—this book presents Michael Quinn Patton's distinctive opinions based on more than thirty years of experience. Key Features of the Fourth Edition Provides thoroughly updated materials including more international content; new references; new exhibits and sidebars; and new examples, stories, and cartoons Includes follow-up exercises at the end of each chapter Features a utilization-focused evaluation checklist Gives greater emphasis on mixed methods Analyzes the pluses and minuses of the increased emphasis on accountability and performance measurement in government at all levels Details the explosion of international evaluation Intended Audience Both theoretical and practical, this core text is an essential resource for students enrolled in Program Evaluation courses in a variety of disciplines—including public administration, government, social sciences, education, and management. Practitioners will also find this text invaluable.

Essentials of Utilization Focused Evaluation

Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141297741X
Format: PDF
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Based on Michael Quinn Patton's Utilization Focused Evaluation, this briefer and more condensed 'essentials' book provides both an overall framework and concrete advice for how to conduct useful evaluations that actually get used. This book integrates both theory and practice and is not only based on research, but also professional experience.

Utilization Focused Evaluation

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467247138
Format: PDF, Docs
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Utilization-Focused Evaluation. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Evaluation Theory Models and Applications

Author: Daniel L. Stufflebeam
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118870220
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The golden standard evaluation reference text Now in its second edition, Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications is the vital text on evaluation models, perfect for classroom use as a textbook, and as a professional evaluation reference. The book begins with an overview of the evaluation field and program evaluation standards, and proceeds to cover the most widely used evaluation approaches. With new evaluation designs and the inclusion of the latest literature from the field, this Second Edition is an essential update for professionals and students who want to stay current. Understanding and choosing evaluation approaches is critical to many professions, and Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Edition is the benchmark evaluation guide. Authors Daniel L. Stufflebeam and Chris L. S. Coryn, widely considered experts in the evaluation field, introduce and describe 23 program evaluation approaches, including, new to this edition, transformative evaluation, participatory evaluation, consumer feedback, and meta-analysis. Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Edition facilitates the process of planning, conducting, and assessing program evaluations. The highlighted evaluation approaches include: Experimental and quasi-experimental design evaluations Daniel L. Stufflebeam's CIPP Model Michael Scriven's Consumer-Oriented Evaluation Michael Patton's Utilization-Focused Evaluation Robert Stake's Responsive/Stakeholder-Centered Evaluation Case Study Evaluation Key readings listed at the end of each chapter direct readers to the most important references for each topic. Learning objectives, review questions, student exercises, and instructor support materials complete the collection of tools. Choosing from evaluation approaches can be an overwhelming process, but Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Edition updates the core evaluation concepts with the latest research, making this complex field accessible in just one book.

International Handbook of Educational Evaluation

Author: T. Kellaghan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401003092
Format: PDF, Docs
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Thomas Kellaghan Educational Research Centre, St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland Daniel L. Stufflebeam The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Ml, USA Lori A. Wingate The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Ml, USA Educational evaluation encompasses a wide array of activities, including student assessment, measurement, testing, program evaluation, school personnel evalua tion, school accreditation, and curriculum evaluation. It occurs at all levels of education systems, from the individual student evaluations carried out by class room teachers, to evaluations of schools and districts, to district-wide program evaluations, to national assessments, to cross-national comparisons of student achievement. As in any area of scholarship and practice, the field is constantly evolving, as a result of advances in theory, methodology, and technology; increasing globalization; emerging needs and pressures; and cross-fertilization from other disciplines. The beginning of a new century would seem an appropriate time to provide a portrait of the current state of the theory and practice of educational evaluation across the globe. It is the purpose of this handbook to attempt to do this, to sketch the international landscape of educational evaluation - its conceptual izations, practice, methodology, and background, and the functions it serves. The book's 43 chapters, grouped in 10 sections, provide detailed accounts of major components of the educational evaluation enterprise. Together, they provide a panoramic view of an evolving field.

Developmental Evaluation

Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606238728
Format: PDF
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Developmental evaluation (DE) offers a powerful approach to monitoring and supporting social innovations by working in partnership with program decision makers. In this book, eminent authority Michael Quinn Patton shows how to conduct evaluations within a DE framework. Patton draws on insights about complex dynamic systems, uncertainty, nonlinearity, and emergence. He illustrates how DE can be used for a range of purposes: ongoing program development, adapting effective principles of practice to local contexts, generating innovations and taking them to scale, and facilitating rapid response in crisis situations. Students and practicing evaluators will appreciate the book's extensive case examples and stories, cartoons, clear writing style, "closer look" sidebars, and summary tables. Provided is essential guidance for making evaluations useful, practical, and credible in support of social change.

Utilization focused Evaluation for Program Improvement

Author: Jovana Zivkovic
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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The primary purpose of this evaluation was (a) to identify the needs of the professionals enrolled in a General English course in one government entity in Colombia, (b) to determine whether the current language training program meets those needs, and (c) to provide a sound basis for decision-making regarding future language training program. To this end, four evaluation questions were addressed in four phases, following the utilization-focused evaluation (UFE) framework. Data were collected from the professionals working in this entity (n=66), high-management officials in charge making decisions (n=2) and the program administrator, using the following instruments: focus groups, interviews, observations and a survey questionnaire. In phase one, 38 domain experts participated in focus groups and structured interviews. In phase two, a questionnaire survey was decided to be used as the methods for further data collection on needs. In phase three a task-based needs analysis was conducted to determine the frequency of tasks that require using English at the workplace. Following the data collection, the professionals were tested for academic reading and general proficiency (92% response rate and 100% respectively). In phase four, a meta-evaluation was performed. Data were analyzed using thematic coding and descriptive statistics. The findings revealed the discrepancies between the participants' subjective and objective needs. Moreover, on the basis of the findings, this evaluation proposes an ESP course as an answer to the complexity of needs in this government entity.