Evaluation Roots : A Wider Perspective of Theoristsrsquo; Views and Influences

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  • Copyright: 4/12/2012
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Evaluation Roots: A Wider Perspective of Theorists' Views and Influences, Second Edition provides an updated examination of current evaluation theories and traces their evolution. Marvin C. Alkin shows how theories build upon theories and how the theories are related to each other. The way in which these evaluation "roots" grew to form a tree helps to provide a better understanding of evaluation theory. In addition to the editor's overview, the book contains essays by leading evaluation theorists. In these pieces, the evaluators comment on their own development and give their views of their placement upon the tree.

Table of Contents

Editor's Introductionp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Comparing Evaluation Points of Viewp. 3
An Evaluation Theory Treep. 11
Methodsp. 59
Donald Campbell: The Accidental Evaluatorp. 61
Roots, Cahoots, and Counselp. 66
Causal Generalization: How Campbell and Cronbach Influenced My Theoretical Thinking on This Topicp. 81
The Educative Evaluator: An Interpretation of Lee J. Cronbach's Vision of Evaluationp. 97
My Views of Evaluation and Their Originsp. 106
The Roots and Growth of Theory-Driven Evaluation: An Integrated Perspective for Assessing Viability, Effectuality, and Transferabilityp. 113
Rooting for Evaluation: Digging Into Beliefsp. 130
Multiple Routes: Evaluation, Assisted Sensemaking, and Pathways to Bettermentp. 144
Ralph W. Tyler's Contribution to Program Evaluationp. 157
Valuingp. 165
Conceptual Revolutions in Evaluation: Past, Present, and Futurep. 167
Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation in Educationp. 180
Responsive Evaluation IVp. 189
Work Memoir-Ideas and Influencesp. 198
Making the World a Better Place Through Evaluationp. 208
The Roots of Fourth Generation Evaluation: Theoretical and Methodological Originsp. 218
Social Transformation and Evaluationp. 229
Usep. 241
The CIPP Evaluation Model: Status, Origin, Development, Use, and Theoryp. 243
Using Evaluation to Improve Program Performance and Resultsp. 261
Evaluation Purposes, Perspectives, and Practicep. 267
Context-Sensitive Evaluationp. 283
The Roots of Utilization-Focused Evaluationp. 293
Empowerment Evaluation: Learning to Think Like an Evaluatorp. 304
The Transformational Power of Evaluation: Passion, Purpose, and Practicep. 323
Getting People Involved: The Origin of Interactive Evaluation Practicep. 334
Privileging Empiricism in Our Profession: Understanding Use Through Systematic Inquiryp. 344
Evaluation Roots: A Wider Perspectivep. 353
A European Evaluation Theory Treep. 355
Australian and New Zealand Evaluation Theoristsp. 371
Evaluation Theory: A Wider Roots Perspectivep. 386
Online at www.sagepub.com/alkin2e:
The Roots of Connoisseurship and Criticism: A Personal Journey
Evaluation Forms: Toward an Inclusive Framework for Evaluative Practice
Author Indexp. 394
Subject Indexp. 401
About the Editorp. 412
About the Contributorsp. 413
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