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The Program Evaluation Standards : A Guide for Evaluators and Evaluation Users - Donald B. Yarbrough

The Program Evaluation Standards

A Guide for Evaluators and Evaluation Users

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The goal of this book is to help users recognize and improve evaluation quality. Each of the core chapters presents one attribute of quality and its accompanying standards. After an introductory overview to the attribute and the introduction of a case scenario, individual standard sections provide clarification and rationales, specific considerations for implementation, and some hazards to try to avoid. To help illustrate how standards are used, each standard section ends with an application of the case scenario. Taken all together, the applications tell the story of how evaluation quality is constructed in specific situations.

Key Features


This new edition


Provides extensive attention to cultures and contexts in evaluations
Encourages reflective practice based on in-depth understanding of standards and their applications
Suggests flexible approaches for learning how to use the standards
Includes a new section, Evaluation Accountability, emphasizing metaevaluation for improvement and accountability guided by three new metaevaluation standards
Includes case scenarios and applications across multiple standards to help users apply the standards individually and in concert
Offers updated documentation reference lists

Intended Audience


This resource provides guidance for all stakeholders: anyonefrom the practicing evaluator to evaluation users and clientswho will either experience or use standards-based program evaluations.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Author Page
Introduction
Applying the Standards
The Functional Table of Standards
The Standards
Utility
Feasibility
Propriety
Accuracy
Evaluation Accountability
Notes
Documentation Reference Lists
Glossary
Index
The 1981 Program Evaluation Standards
The 1994 Program Evaluation Standards
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ISBN: 9781412989084
ISBN-10: 1412989086
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 29th July 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised