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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CCTV and notices indicating that it is in operation may remind drivers that their
cars are vulnerable , and they may thereby be prompted to take greater care to
lock them , to operate any security devices , and to remove easily stolen items
The United States has seen Operation Identification , and in Britain the
introduction of postcoding , which provides brief , unique address identifiers ,
created an added stimulus . The popularity of property marking stimulated
obvious interest in ...
... prevention Low level of interagency . co - operation in attempting to reduce
crime ; responsibility assigned to the police ... operate in crime prevention Crime
and fear of crime undermining community confidence and local economy Table 8