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
Resultados 1-3 de 56
The logical framework behind this observational approach was established in
Mill ' s ( 1961 ) celebrated methods : the method of agreement , the method of
difference and the method of concomitant variation . This is a fabulous piece of ...
The evaluation circuit then turns to observations and to the methods of data
collection and analysis needed to test such ... vociferous majority in this respect ,
for we are whole - heartedly pluralists when it comes to the choice of method .
Classification and prediction methods can provide estimates of the expected
performance for any group of subjects and ... In short , we can say that the
method captures the ultimate evaluation question – did they beat history or
repeat history ?