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Evaluation Research An Introduction to Principles, Methods and Practice

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Evaluation Research An Introduction to Principles, Methods and Practice by Alan Clarke

Providing students and practitioners with a comprehensive introduction to evaluation research, this book shows how social research methods and methodologies can be applied in a variety of evaluation contexts. The author: - illustrates the contribution both quantitative and qualitative methods can make to evaluation; - stresses the important part played by theory in the evaluation enterprise; - introduces some of the conceptual, methodological and practical problems encountered when undertaking this type of applied research, especially in the areas of criminal justice, health care and education.

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Providing students and practitioners with a comprehensive introduction to evaluation research, this book shows how social research methods and methodologies can be applied in a variety of evaluation contexts. The author illustrates the contribution both quantitative and qualitative methods can make to evaluation; stresses the important part played by theory in the evaluation enterprise; and introduces some of the conceptual, methodological and practical problems encountered when undertaking this type of applied research, especially in the areas of criminal justice, health care and education. Contents: Understanding Evaluation / Quality and Quantity / Methods of Data Collection / Evaluating Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention Programmes / Evaluating Health Care / Evaluating Schools / Evaluation Utilization.


About the Author

Alan Clarke is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey and is Course Director of the MSc degree in Social Research. Ruth Dawson is with Education Services in Southampton City Council.

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Publication date

29th September 1999

Author

Alan Clarke

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Categories

Social research & statistics
Research methods: general

ISBN

9780761950943

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