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 more microscopic examination of each case study has provided illustrations
galore of these various concepts at the everyday level of provision and practice .
It is our contention that by its very logic , experimental evaluation either ignores ...
EVALUATION , POLICY AND PRACTICE : REALIZING THE POTENTIAL In
earlier chapters we have had much to say about the wisdom of two groups of
stakeholders – practitioners and participants . Living the everyday life of an
Methodological rules are not written in stone but are the medium and outcome of
research practice ( Pawson , 1989 , Chapter 1 ) . Methodological progress can
actually be charted in much the same way as we trace the success of a program .