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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A recognition of these new choices and increased community resources might in
turn induce the potential ... residents to build confidence , which might in turn
weave its way to increase neighbourly activity , so further increasing assuredness
These conjectured mechanism outcome configurations can be summarized thus :
( i ) Property marking might increase the difficulty in disposing of stolen goods (
outcome ) , since it would be more obvious to prospective purchasers that the ...
Residents confirmed in interview an increased sense of territoriality just outside
the home . A local ... In area B there was also an increase in territoriality ,
explained by the community development aspects of PEP , which was indicated