Evaluation in Action Interviews With Expert Evaluators

by Jody L. Fitzpatrick, Christina A. Christie, Melvin M. Mark

Evaluation in Action Interviews With Expert Evaluators Synopsis

Designed to take readers behind the scenes of real evaluations and introduce them to the issues faced and decisions made by notable evaluators in the field, this book builds on 'Exemplars', a popular section in the American Journal of Evaluation (AJE), in which a well-known evaluator is interviewed about an evaluation he or she has conducted. Through a dialogue between the evaluator and the interviewer, the reader learns about the problems the evaluator faced in conducting the evaluation and the choices and compromises they made.

Evaluation in Action Interviews With Expert Evaluators Press Reviews

As one of the few collections of evaluator applied reasoning and practical insights, this volume is a useful resource for students, practitioners,and theorists/methodologists who want to better understand how evaluators think in practice and make decisions; how flow of workand events arising in the field shape the nature and use of evaluation theory, method, and practice. -- Leigh M. Tolley and Nick L. Smith * The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation * A timely introduction to how evaluators go about the business of evaluation. Evaluation in Action will be useful for evaluators at all stages, experienced and new, and for students. -- Carol J. Evans

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412949743
Publication date: 18th September 2008
Author: Jody L. Fitzpatrick, Christina A. Christie, Melvin M. Mark
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 472 pages
Categories: Research methods: general,

About Jody L. Fitzpatrick, Christina A. Christie, Melvin M. Mark

Jody L. Fitzpatrick is Director of the Master's in Public Administration Program and an Associate Professor with the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. She is the author of Program Evaluation: Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines (Third Edition, Pearson, 2004; with James Sanders and Blaine Worthen). Dr. Fitzpatrick's interests include evaluation practice, ethics, and education policy. Dr. Fitzpatrick has many years of experience conducting evaluations, first as an internal evaluator in Appalachia and New York and then as an external evaluator in a variety of settings. She has published in Evaluation Review, American Journal of Evaluation, and ...

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