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Theory-Driven Evaluations


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Evaluation (General)

June 1994 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A new, comprehensive framework for programme evaluation designed to bridge the gap between the method- and theory-oriented perspectives, is presented in this book, newly available in paper. Chen provides an intensive discussion of the nature and functions of programme theory, approaches to constructing programme theories, and the integration of programme theory with evaluation processes. Specific types of theory-driven evaluations, as well as principles and guidelines for application, are developed for meeting different policy purposes. Application of systematic strategies is illustrated by concrete examples from a variety of evaluation studies in different fields.
 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
Method and Theory in Program Evaluation
A Question of Balance

 
 
PART TWO: THE THEORY-DRIVEN PERSPECTIVE
 
The Theory-Driven Perspective
The New Alternative

 
 
Constructing Program Theory
Values, Approaches, and Strategies

 
 
Applications of Theory-Driven Evaluations
 
PART THREE: NORMATIVE EVALUATIONS: BASIC TYPES
 
Normative Outcome Evaluation
 
Normative Treatment Evaluation
 
Normative Implementation Environment Evaluation
 
PART FOUR: CAUSAL EVALUATIONS: BASIC TYPES
 
Impact Evaluation I
Broadening the Evidence Base

 
 
Impact Evaluation II
Assessing Intended and Unintended Outcomes

 
 
Intervening Mechanism Evaluation
 
Generalization Evaluation
 
PART FIVE: COMPOSITE TYPES
 
Normative Treatment-Impact Evaluation
 
Normative Implementation Environment-Impact Evaluation
 
PART SIX: CONCLUSIONS AND DISCUSSION

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ISBN: 9780803958999
£54.00