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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... strategy is hard to pin down . She starts with a preference for experimental and
quasi - experimental method ( Weiss , 1972 ) . Latterly she becomes a pluralist ,
accepting diverse methods including the ' experiment , survey , historical case ...
With respect to interviewing strategy , the choice available is often portrayed as
that between ' structured ' and ' unstructured approaches . In the former a more
formal style is adopted . Here the researcher is bound to a fixed set of questions ...
... agencies to work together to develop and implement longer term crime
prevention and community safety strategies . ... for partnership and long term
strategy development which would not have been present for members of local