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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Exemplar 1 : property marking Property marking as a way of reducing
vulnerability to theft has a very , very long history . Laycock ( 1985 ) , whose
evaluation of a British project is discussed here , notes that property marking
goes back 25 , 000 ...
Moreover , interviews with burglars found that most paid little attention to signs
that property marking had been undertaken . This was not consistent with the one
' successful mechanism - outcome pattern configuration found in the United ...
2 Markable goods and meter break burglaries before and after property marking
in high - crime village ( from Laycock , 1985 ) Type of burglary Participation Year
before Year after Markable property In scheme Out of scheme 12 Meter breaks In