Introduction to Theory-Driven Program Evaluation: Culturally Responsive and Strengths-Focused Applications (Paperback)

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Introduction to Theory-Driven Program Evaluation: Culturally Responsive and Strengths-Focused Applications (Paperback)

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Introduction to Theory-Driven Program Evaluation provides a clear guide for practicing evaluation science, and numerous examples of how these evaluations actually unfold in contemporary practice. A special emphasis is placed how to conduct theory-driven program evaluations that are culturally responsive and strengths-focused.

In this thoroughly revised new edition, author Stewart I. Donaldson provides a state-of-the art treatment of the basics of conducting theory-driven program evaluations. Each case follows a three-step model: developing program impact theory; formulating and prioritizing evaluation questions; and answering evaluation questions. The initial chapters discuss the evolution and popularity of theory-driven program evaluation, as well as step-by-step guide for culturally responsive and strengths-focused applications. Succeeding chapters provide actual cases and discuss the practical implications of theory-driven evaluation science. Reflections, challenges, and lessons learned across numerous cases from practices are discussed.

The volume is of significant value to practicing evaluators, professors of introductory evaluation courses and their students, advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and serves as a text or a supplementary text for a wide range of evaluation and applied research courses. It is also of great interest to those interested in the connections between work and health, well-being, career development, human service organizations, and organizational improvement and effectiveness.

Stewart I. Donaldson is Distinguished University Professor and Executive Director of the Claremont Evaluation Center and The Evaluator's Institute at the Claremont Graduate University, USA. He has published numerous evaluation books and articles, received a plethora of career achievement awards for his research and evaluation work, is Associate Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation and served as President of American Evaluation Association in 2015.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367373535
ISBN-10: 036737353X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 30th, 2021
Pages: 294
Language: English