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 course itself may lead to a new set of skills , social networks and preferences
, but this itself is not rehabilitation . Judgements on that continue to be made well
after the life of the program , requiring that any new non - criminal choices and ...
rehabilitation . In Palmer's ( 1975 ) terms we are now discussing for which types
of offender , in what conditions and in what type of setting do programs work ' .
Although this is a missing element in many ' corrections ' evaluations , a
invariably identify those contexts and mechanisms which are conducive to the
outcome of rehabilitation . Consider the following ' mediocrity ' hypothesis which
we take from the lips of one of the Simon Fraser co - ordinators : The men who