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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It is hard to see that previous uncertainties have been lessened or that a future
program to reduce remaining uncertainties is suggested . One can imagine
police chiefs reading through the report and wondering about implications for
Contact patrols might work with the police and the more positively inclined
members of the locality developing mutual trust to form the eyes and ears of the
community , by such surveillance reducing the inclination of criminals and their ...
More specifically , we wish to examine the problem of car park crime and
attempts to reduce it through the installation of closed - circuit television ( CCTV )
. Such programs , in fact , share a key characteristic with all social initiatives .
There is ...