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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The initiative was implemented methodically to a clear program theory which
involved the production of staff training manuals , teaching handbooks , line staff
involvement , as well as considerable regime changes in order to recruit inmates
The first comprised well - established tenants , who had lived in the estate a long
time , were coping despite poverty or unemployment , were involved in
community organizations and controlled their children quite strictly . The second
... traditional housing department ; lack of tenant involvement in estate
management Improved housing and increased involvement in management
create increased commitment to the estate , more stability , and opportunities and
motivation for ...