(0) items

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
RealWorld Evaluation : Working under Budget, Time, Data, and Political Constraints,9781412979627
This item qualifies for

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

RealWorld Evaluation : Working under Budget, Time, Data, and Political Constraints



Pub. Date:
SAGE Publications, Inc
List Price: $87.00

Buy New Textbook

Special Order: 1-2 Weeks


Downloadable Offline Access
  • Apple Devices
  • Android Devices
  • Windows Devices
  • Mac Devices


Rent Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $78.30

Questions About This Book?

What version or edition is this?

This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 11/29/2011.

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically only the book itself is included.


This book helps practicing evaluators design and conduct competent evaluation studies, while explicitly considering resource and data constraints. The book is organized around a six-step model developed by the authors, and which has been tested and refined in workshops that cater to a broad spectrum of evaluation practitioners. Vignettes from practice and case studies, representing evaluations from a variety of geographic regions and sectors, demonstrate adaptive possibilities for small projects with budgets of a few thousand dollars, or timelines as brief as a few days, to large-scale, long-term evaluations with multi-million-dollar budgets. The text is specifically designed to incorporate quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method designs.

Table of Contents

The RealWorld Evaluation Approach
Overview: RealWorld Evaluation and the Contexts in Which It Is Used
[Step 1] Scoping the Evaluation: First clarify the purpose
[Step 2] Budget Constraints: Not enough money
[Step 3] Time Constraints: Addressing scheduling and other time constraints
[Step 4] Data Constraints: Critical information is missing or difficult to collect
[Step 5] Addressing Political Influences: Reconciling different priorities and perspectives
[Step 6] Strengthening the Evaluation Design and the Validity of Conclusions
[Step 7] Making it Useful: Helping clients and other stakeholders use the evaluation findings and recommendations
a Review of Evaluation Methods and Approaches and their Application in RealWorld Evaluation: For those who would like to dig deeper on particular evaluation topics
Ensuring competent and ethical practice in the conduct of the evaluation
Theory-based evaluation
Evaluation designs
Quantitative evaluation approaches
Qualitative evaluation approaches
Mixed method evaluations
Evaluating complex, multi-component development interventions
Organizing and Managing Evaluations and Strengthening Evaluation Capacity: For readers involved with the funding and management of evaluations
Organizing and managing evaluations
Strengthening evaluation capacity
Conclusions and challenges and the road ahead
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

Please wait while the item is added to your cart...