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Evaluation Strategies for Communicating and Reporting

Evaluation Strategies for Communicating and Reporting
Enhancing Learning in Organizations

Second Edition
Edited by:

February 2005 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
`[This is] a book that addresses some of the overlooked, taken-for-granted aspects involved with the planning, conducting, and reporting of good evaluation. This book helps evaluators improve the utilization of evaluation results by using an ongoing, integrative collaborative learning approach with project stakeholders. Through the use of collaborative techniques and emphasis on various communicating and reporting formats, evaluators gain knowledge and skills that will assist them in helping organizations learn, grow and improve' -

Steven R Aragon, Human Resource Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Evaluation Strategies for Communicating and Reporting has been thoroughly revised and updated creating 75% new material and 34 new case examples. The Second Edition provides worksheets and instructions for creating a detailed communicating and reporting plan based on audience needs and characteristics. The authors cover advances in technology including Web site communications, Web and videoconferencing and Internet chat rooms. There are several additional topics for consideration, including communicating and reporting for diverse audiences and for multi-site evaluations.

1. Introduction
Individual Learning

Group Learning

Organizational Learning

Learning Approach to Evaluation

Organization of the Book

2. Understanding and Planning for Effective Communicating and Reporting
Purposes of Communicating and Reporting



Individual, Group, and Organizational Learning

Overview of Communicating and Reporting Formats and Options

Developing a Communicating and Reporting Plan


3. Communicating and Reporting Strategies to Facilitate Learning
Making Contents Easy to Assimilate

Short Written Communications

Interim Reports

Final Reports

Executive Summaries

Newsletters, Bulletins, Briefs, and Brochures

News Media Communications

Web Site Communications


4. Communicating and Reporting Strategies to Maximize Learning
Potentially Interactive Formats

Fully Interactive Formats


5. Creative Forms of Communicating and Reporting





6. Additional Considerations for Communicating and Reporting
Communicating and Reporting for Diverse Audiences

Communicating Negative Findings

Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation

Developing Recommendations

Multisite Evaluations


7. Issues and Opportunities for Evaluation Practice
Breadth and Depth of Skills Evaluators Need

Evaluator Roles

Time for Collaboration

Misinterpretation/Misuse of Findings

Organizational Readiness for Evaluation

Parting Thought

Appendix A: Key Terms
Appendix B: Summary of Chapter 3 Implementation Tips, Guidelines, and Cautions
Appendix C: Summary of Chapter 4 Implementation Tips, Guidelines, and Cautions
Appendix D: Summary of Chapter 5 Implementation Tips and Cautions
Appendix E: Summary of Chapter 6 Implementation Tips and Cautions
About the Authors

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ISBN: 9780761927549