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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To follow through the same example , we could anticipate a broadening of the
scope of inquiry to include investigation of the usage of CCTV in other areas of
crime control , and even other forms of surveillance altogether . There is no
reason to ...
... work Outcome analysis internal to the program of the particular contexts and
mechanisms associated with success as predicted in phase 1 Investigation of
subjects ' interpretation of program to seek for a sense of selfrecognition of
Following our example through , we can imagine that investigation has
transformed so that the case studies become a test of the ' risk enhancement ,
capable guardian , perpetrator network thesis . We can imagine a series of crime