This book helps practicing evaluators design and conduct competent evaluation studies, while explicitly considering resource and data constraints. The book is organized around a seven-step model developed by the authors, and which has been tested and refined in workshops that cater to a broad spectrum of evaluation practitioners. Vignettes from practice and case studies, representing evaluations from a variety of geographic regions and sectors, demonstrate adaptive possibilities for small projects with budgets of a few thousand dollars, or timelines as brief as a few days, to large-scale, long-term evaluations with multi-million-dollar budgets. The text is specifically designed to incorporate quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method designs.Most MM designs combine the use of separate QUANT and QUAL techniques for data collection, analysis, and interpretation, and ... The worksheets for assessing validity for QUANT, QUAL, and mixed-method designs all have three parts, each of which is ... Between four and six checklists are included that permit a comprehensive technical analysis by an evaluation specialist of each of the components.
|Author||:||Michael Bamberger, Jim Rugh, Linda Mabry|
|Publisher||:||SAGE Publications - 2011-11-29|