Utilization Focused Evaluation

Utilization Focused Evaluation

The latest edition of this bestselling book has been completely revised and updated to provide the most comprehensive review and integration ever done of the vast literature on evaluation use and practice.

Author: Michael Quinn Patton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803952651

Category: Science

Page: 431

View: 534

The latest edition of this bestselling book has been completely revised and updated to provide the most comprehensive review and integration ever done of the vast literature on evaluation use and practice.
Categories: Science

Essentials of Utilization Focused Evaluation

Essentials of Utilization Focused Evaluation

Based on Michael Quinn Patton's best-selling Utilization-Focused Evaluation, this briefer book provides an overall framework and essential checklist steps for designing and conducting evaluations that actually get used.

Author: Michael Quinn Patton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412977418

Category: Social Science

Page: 461

View: 809

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.
Categories: Social Science

Principles Focused Evaluation

Principles Focused Evaluation

From evaluation pioneer Michael Quinn Patton, this book introduces the principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) approach and demonstrates its relevance and application in a range of settings.

Author: Michael Quinn Patton

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462531820

Category: Social Science

Page: 435

View: 543

How can programs and organizations ensure they are adhering to core principles--and assess whether doing so is yielding desired results? From evaluation pioneer Michael Quinn Patton, this book introduces the principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) approach and demonstrates its relevance and application in a range of settings. Patton explains why principles matter for program development and evaluation and how they can serve as a rudder to navigate the uncertainties, turbulence, and emergent challenges of complex dynamic environments. In-depth exemplars illustrate how the unique GUIDE framework is used to determine whether principles provide meaningful guidance (G) and are useful (U), inspiring (I), developmentally adaptable (D), and evaluable (E). User-friendly features include rubrics, a P-FE checklist, firsthand reflections and examples from experienced P-FE practitioners, sidebars and summary tables, and end-of-chapter application exercises. ÿ
Categories: Social Science

Blue Marble Evaluation

Blue Marble Evaluation

Global thinking principle -- Anthropocene as context principle -- Transformation engagement principle -- Integration principle -- Transboundary engagement principle -- GLOCAL principle -- Cross-silos principle -- Time being of the essence ...

Author: Michael Quinn Patton

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462541942

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 792

As a transdisciplinary profession, evaluation has much to offer to global change interventions that work toward a sustainable future across national boundaries, sectors, and issues. This book introduces Blue Marble evaluation, which provides a framework for developing, adapting, and evaluating major systems change initiatives involving complex networks of stakeholders. Michael Quinn Patton demonstrates how the four overarching principles and 12 operating principles of this innovative approach allow evaluators, planners, and implementers to home in on sustainability and equity issues in an intervention. Compelling case examples, bulleted review lists, charts, and 80 original exhibits and graphics connect the global and local, the human and ecological. Rooted in utilization-focused, developmental, and principles-focused evaluation, Blue Marble evaluation is designed to tackle problems outside the reach of traditional evaluation practice.
Categories: Business & Economics

Policy focused Evaluation

Policy focused Evaluation

Author: David O. Rafter

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89098584055

Category: Evaluation research (Social action programs)

Page: 826

View: 952

Categories: Evaluation research (Social action programs)

How to Use Qualitative Methods in Evaluation

How to Use Qualitative Methods in Evaluation

How to Use Qualitative Methods in Evaluation -- a new volume in the Program Evaluation Kit -- reflects the growing use of qualitative techniques in the evaluation process.

Author: Michael Quinn Patton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803931298

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 710

How to Use Qualitative Methods in Evaluation -- a new volume in the Program Evaluation Kit -- reflects the growing use of qualitative techniques in the evaluation process. The author differentiates the qualitative approach in method and philosophy from more traditional quantitative methods and specifies the kinds of evaluation question for which it is most appropriate. The design decisions and sampling strategies which underlie the method are explained. Patton also includes clearly illustrated step-by-step guides for planning and conducting fieldwork and observations, in-depth interviewing, and analysing, interpreting and reporting results.
Categories: Education

Facilitating Evaluation

Facilitating Evaluation

The book will be required reading for advanced courses in program evaluation and become an indispensable resource for practitioners in the field.

Author: Michael Quinn Patton

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506347622

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 901

In Facilitating Evaluation, Michael Quinn Patton recounts stories of his experiences as an evaluation facilitator. Evaluation facilitation applies and adapts general facilitation knowledge and techniques to the specialized challenges of working with stakeholder groups involved in program evaluation. The purpose of such facilitation is to enhance the relevance, credibility, meaningfulness, and utility of evaluations. Michael Quinn Patton outlines five evaluation facilitation principles that are the organizing framework for addressing how to work with stakeholders to generate evaluation questions, make decisions among methods, interpret findings, and participate in any and all aspects of evaluation, from initial determination of purpose through design and data collection, and on through follow-up to ensure and enhance use. His between-chapter portages are an opportunity to hear different voices and encounter diverse perspectives on evaluation facilitation. In each case, he invited colleagues to write about anything they thought was important to understand and yet neglected in the evaluation literature. The book will be required reading for advanced courses in program evaluation and become an indispensable resource for practitioners in the field.
Categories: Social Science

Evaluation Theory Models and Applications

Evaluation Theory  Models  and Applications

Patton (1997, 2008, 2012) and other utilization-focused evaluation practitioners
have found that the exploration and development of questions for the evaluation
cannot be undertaken in isolation from the values of members of the selected ...

Author: Daniel L. Stufflebeam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118870228

Category: Education

Page: 800

View: 133

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.
Categories: Education

The SAGE Handbook of Evaluation

The SAGE Handbook of Evaluation

'This handbook thoroughly covers all aspects of evaluation, yet isn't too technical to understand.

Author: Ian Shaw

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446229286

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

View: 775

'This handbook thoroughly covers all aspects of evaluation, yet isn't too technical to understand. It offers everything an organization needs to know to get the most out of evaluation' - Nonprofit World `The Handbook succeeds in capturing and presenting evaluation’s extensive knowledge base within a global context. In so doing it provides a useful, coherent and definitive benchmark on the field’s diverse and dynamic purposes, practices, theories, approaches, issues, and challenges for the 21st century. The Handbook is an essential reference and map for any serious evaluation practitioner, scholar and student anywhere in the world' - Michael Quinn Patton, author of Utilization-Focused Evaluation `Readers of this volume will find a set of texts that provide an evocative overview of contemporary thinking in the world of evaluation. This is not a book of simple tips. It does justice to the complex realities of evaluation practice by bringing together some of the best practitioners in the world to reflect on its current state. It is theoretically sophisticated yet eminently readable, anchored in evaluation as it is undertaken in a variety of domains. It is the kind of book that startles a little and makes you think. I highly recommend it' - Murray Saunders, University of Lancaster In this comprehensive handbook, an examination of the complexities of contemporary evaluation contributes to the ongoing dialogue that arises in professional efforts to evaluate people-related programs, policies and practices. The SAGE Handbook of Evaluation is a unique and authoritative resource consisting of 25 chapters covering a range of evaluation theories and techniques in a single, accessible volume. With contributions from world-leading figures in their fields overseen by an eminent international editorial board, this handbook is an extensive and user-friendly resource organised in four coherent sections: " Role and Purpose of Evaluation in Society; " Evaluation as a Social Practice; " The Practice of Evaluation; " Domains of Evaluation Practice. The Handbook of Evaluation is written for practicing evaluators, academics, advanced postgraduate students and evaluation clients and offers a definitive, benchmark statement on evaluation theory and practice for the first decades of the 21st century.
Categories: Social Science

International Handbook of Educational Evaluation

International Handbook of Educational Evaluation

Utilization-Focused Evaluation MICHAEL QUINN PATTON Union Institute and
University, MN, USA Utilization-focused evaluation begins with the premise that
evaluations should be judged by their utility and actual use; therefore, evaluators
 ...

Author: T. Kellaghan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401003094

Category: Education

Page: 1060

View: 703

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.
Categories: Education

Qualitative Research Evaluation Methods

Qualitative Research   Evaluation Methods

The book that has been a resource and training tool for countless applied researchers, evaluators, and graduate students has been completely revised with hundreds of new examples and stories illuminating all aspects of qualitative inquiry.

Author: Michael Quinn Patton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761919716

Category: Science

Page: 598

View: 607

The book that has been a resource and training tool for countless applied researchers, evaluators, and graduate students has been completely revised with hundreds of new examples and stories illuminating all aspects of qualitative inquiry. Patton has created the most comprehensive, systematic and up-to-date review of qualitative methods available. Patton has retained and expanded upon the Exhibits that highlight and summarize major issues and guidelines, the summative sections, tables, and figures as well as the sage advice of the Sufi Master, Halcolm. This revision will help readers integrate and make sense of the great volume of qualitative works published in the past decade.
Categories: Science

Developmental Evaluation Exemplars

Developmental Evaluation Exemplars

Responding to evaluator and instructor demand, this book presents a diverse set of high-quality developmental evaluation (DE) case studies.

Author: Michael Quinn Patton

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462525461

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 549

Responding to evaluator and instructor demand, this book presents a diverse set of high-quality developmental evaluation (DE) case studies. Twelve insightful exemplars illustrate how DE is used to evaluate innovative initiatives in complex, dynamic environments, including a range of fields and international settings. Written by leading practitioners, chapters offer a rare window into what it takes to do DE, what roles must be fulfilled, and what results can be expected. Each case opens with an incisive introduction by the editors. The book also addresses frequently asked questions about DE, synthesizes key themes and lessons learned from the exemplars, and identifies eight essential principles of DE. See also Michael Quinn Patton's Developmental Evaluation, the authoritative presentation of DE.
Categories: Social Science

Building in Research and Evaluation

Building in Research and Evaluation

The examples are impressive' - Linette Hawkins, social work educator 'I remain critical of 'systems' models and biological analogies for organisational processes, but this work is unquestionably original and in major ways innovative' - ...

Author: Yoland Wadsworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000256406

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 847

Albert Einstein said we can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. If we don't have the kinds of health and human services or even the kinds of lives, communities and organisations we want, then we need to think differently. Yoland Wadsworth offers an inspired insight and radically new proposition: that the act of our 'inquiring', of researching and evaluating together, is the way by which every living organism and all collective human life goes about continuously achieving the conditions for life. Building in Research and Evaluation explores this new approach for bringing about both wanted change and stability. By inquiring around 'whole cycles' of acting, observing, questioning, feeling, reflecting, thinking, planning and acting again, Yoland identifies how new life might be brought to what we do. 'Sound and persuasive, insightful, important and inviting. A great contribution' - Michael Quinn Patton, author of the best-selling book, Utilization-Focused Evaluation 'Brilliant. I'm not aware of any other book of this nature. The examples are impressive' - Linette Hawkins, social work educator 'I remain critical of 'systems' models and biological analogies for organisational processes, but this work is unquestionably original and in major ways innovative' - Raewyn Connell, sociology professor 'Highly original. an ambitious integration of concepts. Credible and useful. Grounded in pioneering empirical research' - Danny Burns, professor of organisational learning
Categories: Social Science

Confirmative Evaluation

Confirmative Evaluation

Confirmative Evaluation 172172 TOOLBOX FOR UTILIZATION-FOCUSED
EVALUATORS These professional resources present ... focus on utilization, they
offer practical ways to apply the theory and practice of utilization-focused
evaluation to ...

Author: Joan C. Dessinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119104322

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 780

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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods

Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods

Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition includes three new chapters on Theoretic Foundations of Qualitative Inquiry, Particularly Appropriate Qualitative Applications and Quality and Credibility of Qualitative Analysis.

Author: Michael Quinn Patton

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106015420984

Category: Social Science

Page: 532

View: 838

Once again setting the standard for the field, the Second Edition of Qualitative Evaluation Methods reflects the tremendous explosion of interest in qualitative methods over the past decade. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition includes three new chapters on Theoretic Foundations of Qualitative Inquiry, Particularly Appropriate Qualitative Applications and Quality and Credibility of Qualitative Analysis. Patton has also a completely updated literature review and citations section to reflect the mass of new research in qualitative methods in the last ten years. It will be of interest to anyone involved in evaluation of any kind.
Categories: Social Science

Interactive Evaluation Practice

Interactive Evaluation Practice

An ecological understanding of evaluation use. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation. Retrieved from http://www .rwjf.org/files/research/71148.
ottoson.final .pdf Patton, M. Q. (1978). Utilization-focused evaluation. Beverly
Hills, CA: ...

Author: Jean A. King

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483313733

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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You've taken your introduction to evaluation course and are about to do your first evaluation project. Where do you begin? Interactive Evaluation Practice: Managing the Interpersonal Dynamics of Program Evaluation helps bridge the gap between the theory of evaluation and its practice, giving students the specific skills they need to use in different evaluation settings. Jean A. King and Laurie Stevahn present readers with three organizing frameworks (derived from social interdependence theory from social psychology, evaluation use research, and the evaluation capacity building literature) for thinking about evaluation practice. These frameworks help readers track the various skills or strategies to use for distinctive evaluation situations. In addition, the authors provide explicit advice about how to solve specific evaluation problems. Numerous examples throughout the text bring interactive practice to life in a variety of settings.
Categories: Social Science

Practical Evaluation

Practical Evaluation

Patton demonstrates that the main failing of most evaluations is a lack of practicality.

Author: Michael Quinn Patton

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015013952356

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

View: 402

Patton demonstrates that the main failing of most evaluations is a lack of practicality. They fail to be cheap, accurate, attuned to the differences between different programmes or to provide useful, realistic policy alternatives for decision-makers. Patton discusses the major stages of the evaulation process, describing evaluation design, measurement, analysis and reporting. Using his own field and workshop experiences, he provides a new vision of evaluation that emphasizes the elements of feasibility, efficiency, and utility.
Categories: Social Science

Evaluation Models

Evaluation Models

This concluding section of Evaluation Models presents material that cuts across
the various evaluation models. In this section's initial chapter, Michael Quinn
Patton presents the utilization-focused approach to evaluation. Utilization-
focused ...

Author: D.L. Stufflebeam

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306475597

Category: Education

Page: 509

View: 101

This is an up-to-date revision of the classic text first published in 1983. It includes a historical perspective on the growth of evaluation theory and practice and two comparative analyses of the various alternative perspectives on evaluation. It also includes articles representing the major schools of thought about evaluation written by the leaders who have developed these schools and models. The final section describes and discusses the Standards for Program Evaluation and the reformation of program evaluation.
Categories: Education