Mixed Methods Design in Evaluation
- Donna M. Mertens - Gallaudet University, USA
Evaluation in Practice Series
Evaluation | Evaluation (General) | Mixed Methods
In this groundbreaking first volume of SAGE's Evaluation in Practice Series, best-selling author Donna M. Mertens explores the meaning of mixed methods evaluation, its evolution over the last few decades, and the dominant philosophical frameworks that are influencing thought and practice in the field today. Four chapters explore evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions, development of instruments, systematic reviews, and policy evaluations, while an additional chapter covers evaluation approaches often required in specific contexts including gender responsive evaluations, needs assessment, and evaluations in conflict zones. Practical in nature, the book guides readers’ thinking about the design of mixed methods evaluations through the use of illustrative examples and explanations for further applications.
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“This text provides students of evaluation an inspiring and thorough understanding of the variety of ways evaluation is made more complete and valuable through the use of mixed methods designs.”
“A great resource for conceptualizing, designing, and implementing mixed method evaluations for complex interventions or issues.”
“This text contains a wealth of information regarding mixed methods evaluation designs. It will be a go-to text for years to come!”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Mixed Methods in Evaluation: History and Progress