Evaluation Foundations Revisited: Cultivating a Life of the Mind for Practice download free [PDF and Ebook] by Thomas A. Schwandt

Evaluation Foundations Revisited: Cultivating a Life of the Mind for Practice download free [PDF and Ebook] by Thomas A. Schwandt year 2015
  • Book name: Evaluation Foundations Revisited: Cultivating a Life of the Mind for Practice
  • Author: Thomas A. Schwandt
  • Release date: 2015/4/14
  • Publisher: STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780804786553
  • Rating: 8.44 of 10
  • Votes: 345
  • Review by: Ahmed Fischer
  • Review rating: 8.45 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/24
  • Total pages: 215
  • Includes a PDF summary of 19 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Evaluation examines policies and programs across every arena of human endeavor, from efforts to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS to programs that drive national science policy. Relying on a vast array of methods, from qualitative interviewing to econometrics, it is a 'transdiscipline,' as opposed to a formal area of academic study. Accounting for these challenges, Evaluation Foundations Revisited offers an introduction for those seeking to better understand evaluation as a professional field. While the acquisition of methods and methodologies to meet the needs of certain projects is important, the foundation of evaluative practice rests on understanding complex issues to balance. Evaluation Foundations Revisited is an invitation to examine the intellectual, practical, and philosophical nexus that lies at the heart of evaluation. Thomas A. Schwandt shows how to critically engage with the assumptions that underlie how evaluators define and position their work, as well as how they argue for the usefulness of evaluation in society. He looks at issues such as the role of theory, how notions of value and valuing are understood, how evidence is used, how evaluation is related to politics, and what comprises scientific integrity. By coming to better understand the foundations of evaluation, readers will develop what Schwandt terms 'a life of the mind of practice,' which enables evaluators to draw on a more holistic view to develop reasoned arguments and well fitted techniques.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 9H18M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Examinations & Assessment, Management Decision Making, Social Research & Statistics, Business & Management, Research Methods: General
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 42.48 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x15.24mm
  • Weight: 340g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Palo Alto, United States
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