Realistic Evaluation

Author: Ray Pawson
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761950097
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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

Realistic Evaluation

Author: Nick Tilley
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Realist Evaluation For Crime Science

Author: Graham Farrell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317237145
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This collection of essays, published to mark the 20th anniversary of Realistic Evaluation, celebrates the work of Professor Nick Tilley and his significant influence on the fields of policing, crime reduction and evaluation. With contributions from colleagues, co-authors and former students, many of whom are leading scholars in their own right, the thirteen essays which make up this volume contain both personal reflections and analysis of the prominent topics in Professor Tilley’s forty years of scholarship.

Realist Evaluation In Practice

Author: Mansoor A F Kazi
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761969969
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This title outlines the new, emerging realist paradigm in evaluation research & applies it to practice in human services. The author contributes to the development of this paradigm in practice & provides examples of realist evaluations.

Support Processes For Stroke Survivors And Their Spouses

Author: Peter Jones
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Evaluating Research In Academic Journals

Author: Fred Pyrczak
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 135197047X
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• A supplementary guide for students who are learning how to evaluate reports of empirical research published in academic journals. • Your students will learn the practical aspects of evaluating research, not just how to apply a laundry list of technical terms from their textbooks. • Each chapter is organized around evaluation questions. For each question, there is a concise explanation of how to apply it in the evaluation of research reports. • Numerous examples from journals in the social and behavioral sciences illustrate the application of the evaluation questions. Students see actual examples of strong and weak features of published reports. • Commonsense models for evaluation combined with a lack of jargon make it possible for students to start evaluating research articles the first week of class. • The structure of this book enables students to work with confidence while evaluating articles for homework. • Avoids oversimplification in the evaluation process by describing the nuances that may make an article publishable even though it has serious methodological flaws. Students learn when and why certain types of flaws may be tolerated. They learn why evaluation should not be performed mechanically. • This book received very high student evaluations when field-tested with students just beginning their study of research methods. • Contains more than 60 new examples from recently published research. In addition, minor changes have been made throughout for consistency with the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

The Alternative Medicine Sourcebook

Author: Steven Bratman
Editor: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
ISBN: 9781565658554
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The confusing array of alternative treatments, techniques, and philosophies can baffle the uninitiated consumer. In this book, Dr. Bratman provides a balanced and practical look at these areas, exploring their strengths and weaknesses and distinguishing between what is useful and what is nonsense.

The Incredible Gam Peraliya

Author: Alavattāgoḍa Pēmadāsa
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The Science Of Evaluation

Author: Ray Pawson
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446290980
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Evaluation researchers are tasked with providing the evidence to guide programme building and to assess its outcomes. As such, they labour under the highest expectations - bringing independence and objectivity to policy making. They face huge challenges, given the complexity of modern interventions and the politicised backdrop to all of their investigations. They have responded with a huge portfolio of research techniques and, through their professional associations, have set up schemes to establish standards for evaluative inquiry and to accredit evaluation practitioners. A big question remains. Has this monumental effort produced a progressive, cumulative and authoritative body of knowledge that we might think of as evaluation science? This is the question addressed by Ray Pawson in this sequel to Realistic Evaluation and Evidence-based Policy. In answer, he provides a detailed blueprint for an evaluation science based on realist principles.

Evaluating The Evidence A Move To More Realistic Evaluation A Case Study Of Regional Selective Assistance In Scotland

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This article considers how evaluation practice can improve so that the support offered to decision makers is a better reflection of the reality being evaluated. The article examines a number of evaluations of the same intervention, Regional Selective Assistance administered by Scottish Enterprise, one of Scotland's two public sector economic development agencies. The assumptions underpinning the evaluations have changed over time. The earlier ones assumed that it was possible to evaluate the intervention in isolation: ignoring the factors that Realistic Evaluation highlights as affecting impacts: Context, Mechanisms and the Outcome Configuration. Later evaluations implicitly acknowledged these factors. However, the evaluations produced different results so that, rather than triangulation resulting in a degree of consensus, policy makers were presented with different views as to the effectiveness of the same intervention. The conclusion is that both evaluators and policy makers need to explicitly accept the Realistic Evaluation agenda and realize that causality is far more complicated than is often assumed. This would be aided if there was more transparency in evaluation methodologies and the use of different approaches to evaluate the same intervention so that any findings were triangulated.