Utilization-Focused Evaluation (Paperback)

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The Fourth Edition of the bestselling Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides expert, detailed advice on conducting program evaluations from one of leading experts. Chock full of useful pedagogy--including a unique utilization-focused evaluation checklist--this book presents Michael Quinn Patton's distinctive opinions based on more than thirty years of experience.

Key Features of the Fourth Edition
    • Provides thoroughly updated materials including more international content; new references; new exhibits and sidebars; and new examples, stories, and cartoons
    • Includes follow-up exercises at the end of each chapter
    • Features a utilization-focused evaluation checklist
    • Gives greater emphasis on mixed methods
    • Analyzes the pluses and minuses of the increased emphasis on accountability and performance measurement in government at all levels
    • Details the explosion of international evaluation

Intended Audience

Both theoretical and practical, this core text is an essential resource for students enrolled in Program Evaluation courses in a variety of disciplines--including public administration, government, social sciences, education, and management. Practitioners will also find this text invaluable.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781412958615
ISBN-10: 141295861X
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Publication Date: June 18th, 2008
Pages: 688
Language: English