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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That is to say , anticipated added difficulty of disposal and greater risk of apprehension operate to reduce burglary risk in regard to those actually property marked within the overall scheme , but not city - wide .
Residents had the scheme explained and were provided with property marking pens and window stickers ( decals for American readers ) . A week later householders were visited again by police personnel to give help with marking if it was ...
Table 4.2 Markable goods and meter break burglaries before and after property marking in high - crime village ( from Laycock , 1985 ) Type of burglary Participation Year before Year after Markable property In scheme 21 11 Out of scheme ...