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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Over the years some of these realist social scientists have forced their gaze down
from the initial , rather metatheoretical concerns to the workaday practicalities of
doing empirical work ( Layder , 1993 ) . In this light we would mention a ...
This chapter seeks to reverse the ordinance and to show that empirical work in
program evaluation can only be as good as the theory which underpins it . Even
in the field of electronic typewriters , Scriven's injunction , which he takes there to
We hope , however , to have at least demonstrated the potential advantages of
the ' cumulation as theory development model over the moribund search for '
cumulation as empirical generalization ' . It remains to show that it works . A case