Utilization Focused Evaluation

Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141295861X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Both practical and theoretical, the Fourth Edition of the bestseller shows how to conduct program evaluations and why to conduct them in the manner prescribed. This entirely rewritten edition offers readers a full-fledged evaluation text from identifying primary users of an evaluation to focusing the evaluation, making methods decisions, analyzing data, and presenting findings. Key Features of the Fourth Edition - Provides thoroughly updated materials: all chapters have updated references, new exhibits and sidebars, and new examples and stories--and most have new cartoons. - Offers new developments in stakeholder analysis - Includes a utilization-focused checklist - Gives greater emphasis on mixed methods - Details the explosion of international evaluation - Contains updated web references, examples, and citations

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.

Creative evaluation

Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Patton draws on his experiences in over 200 evaluation workshops, 80 evaluation projects and extensive consultations, to explore the actual processes of evaluation as it is practised -- and ways of transcending them. Patton shows how to move beyond the usual limitations of the discipline through imaginative search procedures, communication techniques, group relations, and ways of thinking. `Patton brings to the frustrated, joyless or just plain tired evaluator an entertaining and stimulating book...This book is worth reading just for its lively, humorous and thought provoking collection of quotes about evaluation and much more.' -- Evaluation Division Newsletter, July 1983

Utilization focused Evaluation for Program Improvement

Author: Jovana Zivkovic
Publisher:
ISBN:
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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.

Evaluation Theory Models and Applications

Author: Daniel L. Stufflebeam
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118870220
Format: PDF
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The golden standard evaluation reference text Now in its second edition, Evaluation Theory, Models, andApplications is the vital text on evaluation models, perfectfor classroom use as a textbook, and as a professional evaluationreference. The book begins with an overview of the evaluation fieldand program evaluation standards, and proceeds to cover the mostwidely used evaluation approaches. With new evaluation designs andthe inclusion of the latest literature from the field, thisSecond Edition is an essential update for professionals andstudents who want to stay current. Understanding and choosingevaluation approaches is critical to many professions, andEvaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Editionis the benchmark evaluation guide. Authors Daniel L. Stufflebeam and Chris L. S. Coryn, widelyconsidered experts in the evaluation field, introduce and describe23 program evaluation approaches, including, new to this edition,transformative evaluation, participatory evaluation, consumerfeedback, and meta-analysis. Evaluation Theory, Models, andApplications, Second Edition facilitates the process ofplanning, conducting, and assessing program evaluations. Thehighlighted 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 tothe most important references for each topic. Learning objectives,review questions, student exercises, and instructor supportmaterials complete the collection of tools. Choosing fromevaluation approaches can be an overwhelming process, butEvaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Editionupdates the core evaluation concepts with the latest research,making this complex field accessible in just one book.

Utilization Focused Evaluation

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467247138
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

International Handbook of Educational Evaluation

Author: T. Kellaghan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401003092
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Confirmative Evaluation

Author: Joan C. Dessinger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119104327
Format: PDF, Docs
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This much-needed book offers trainers, consultants, evaluation professionals, and human resource executives and practitioners a hands-on resource for understanding and applying the proven principles of confirmative evaluation. Confirmative evaluation is a marriage of evaluation and continuous improvement. Unlike other types of evaluation—which are used during the design of a learning program or applied immediately after conducting a program—confirmative evaluation follows several months after the program is implemented. It tests the endurance of outcomes, the return on investment, and establishes the effectivenss, efficiency, impact, and value of the training over time.