Realistic Evaluation shows how programme evaluation needs to be, and can be bettered. It presents a profound yet highly readable critique of current evaluation practice, and goes on to introduce a `manifesto' and `handbook' for a fresh approach.
The main body of this book is devoted to the articulation of a new evaluation paradigm, which promises greater validity and utility from the findings of evaluation studies. The authors call this new approach `realistic evaluation'. The name reflects the paradigm's foundation in scientific realist philosophy, its commitment to the idea that programmes deal with real problems rather than mere social constructions, and its primary intention, which is to inform realistic developm
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We find it difficult to imagine , for instance , the development of a ' joint
construction of the claims and concerns of neighbourhood watchers and
neighbourhood burglars , since they begin with uncommonly different
assumptions about the ...
Theory construction begins in Table 5 . 2 which shows in a very simple and rather
speculative way how the project can be deconstructed into a series of context -
mechanism - outcome pattern configurations , which explain how particular ...
The theories I have in mind are program theories , the bright ideas which go into
the construction of each new initiative . We all have to use theories , as I ' m using
that term here . The trouble is that practitioners and policy makers don ' t ...