Princeton University Library Catalog

Utilization-focused evaluation / Michael Quinn Patton.

Author:
Patton, Michael Quinn [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, c2008.
Εdition:
4th ed.
Description:
xx, 667 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 583-625) and indexes.
Contents:
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 evaluative thinking and experiences -- Situational evaluation: being active-reacative-interactive-adaptive -- Focusing on outcomes: beyond the goals clarification game -- Evaluation focus options: developmental evaluation and other alternatives -- Implementation evaluation: what happened in the program? -- Conceptualizing the interventions: alternatives for evaluating theories of change -- Evaluations worth using: utilization-focused methods decisions -- The paradigms debate and a utilization-focused synthesis -- The meanings and reporting of evaluation findings: analysis, interpretation, judgment and recommendations -- Power, politics and ethics -- Utilization-focused evaluations: processes and premises.
Subject(s):
Evaluation research (Social action programs)United States [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9781412958615 (pbk.)
  • 141295861X (pbk.)
LCCN:
2007052936
OCLC:
185123535
RCP:
C - S