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Utilization-Focused Evaluation

by Michael Quinn Patton

Utilization-Focused Evaluation Synopsis

Both practical and theoretical, the Fourth Edition of the bestseller shows how to conduct program evaluations and why to conduct them in the manner prescribed. This entirely rewritten edition offers readers a full-fledged evaluation text from identifying primary users of an evaluation to focusing the evaluation, making methods decisions, analyzing data, and presenting findings. Key Features of the Fourth Edition - Provides thoroughly updated materials: all chapters have updated references, new exhibits and sidebars, and new examples and stories-and most have new cartoons. - Offers new developments in stakeholder analysis - Includes a utilization-focused checklist - Gives greater emphasis on mixed methods - Details the explosion of international evaluation - Contains updated web references, examples, and citations

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412958615
Publication date: 12th August 2008
Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 688 pages
Categories: Research methods: general,

About Michael Quinn Patton

Michael Quinn Patton is an independent consultant with more than 40 years' experience conducting applied research and program evaluations. He lives in Minnesota, where, according to the state's poet laureate, Garrison Keillor, all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average. It was this interesting lack of statistical variation in Minnesota that led him to qualitative inquiry despite the strong quantitative orientation of his doctoral studies in sociology at the University of Wisconsin. He was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota for 18 years, including 5 years as director of the Minnesota Center ...

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