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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... reburglary Lower rates of revictimization together with a reduction in the
burglary rate overall Security upgrading of previously burgled premises to
increase difficulty and risk of apprehension in burgling particularly attractive
properties + High ...
Repeat victimization takes a hold The phenomenon of repeat victimization ( also
sometimes called multiple victimization or revictimization ) has been known to
criminology for over two decades . What brought repeat victimization to
... 133 research and development , Rothschild criteria , 14 research design , xv ,
83 – 114 research languor , 41 research relationship , evaluator and stakeholder
, xvi , 153 – 82 researchers , and hierarchy of expertise , 163 _ 4 revictimization ...