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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 Introduction||p. viii|
|Comparing Evaluation Points of View||p. 3|
|An Evaluation Theory Tree||p. 11|
|Donald Campbell: The Accidental Evaluator||p. 61|
|Roots, Cahoots, and Counsel||p. 66|
|Causal Generalization: How Campbell and Cronbach Influenced My Theoretical Thinking on This Topic||p. 81|
|The Educative Evaluator: An Interpretation of Lee J. Cronbach's Vision of Evaluation||p. 97|
|My Views of Evaluation and Their Origins||p. 106|
|The Roots and Growth of Theory-Driven Evaluation: An Integrated Perspective for Assessing Viability, Effectuality, and Transferability||p. 113|
|Rooting for Evaluation: Digging Into Beliefs||p. 130|
|Multiple Routes: Evaluation, Assisted Sensemaking, and Pathways to Betterment||p. 144|
|Ralph W. Tyler's Contribution to Program Evaluation||p. 157|
|Conceptual Revolutions in Evaluation: Past, Present, and Future||p. 167|
|Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation in Education||p. 180|
|Responsive Evaluation IV||p. 189|
|Work Memoir-Ideas and Influences||p. 198|
|Making the World a Better Place Through Evaluation||p. 208|
|The Roots of Fourth Generation Evaluation: Theoretical and Methodological Origins||p. 218|
|Social Transformation and Evaluation||p. 229|
|The CIPP Evaluation Model: Status, Origin, Development, Use, and Theory||p. 243|
|Using Evaluation to Improve Program Performance and Results||p. 261|
|Evaluation Purposes, Perspectives, and Practice||p. 267|
|Context-Sensitive Evaluation||p. 283|
|The Roots of Utilization-Focused Evaluation||p. 293|
|Empowerment Evaluation: Learning to Think Like an Evaluator||p. 304|
|The Transformational Power of Evaluation: Passion, Purpose, and Practice||p. 323|
|Getting People Involved: The Origin of Interactive Evaluation Practice||p. 334|
|Privileging Empiricism in Our Profession: Understanding Use Through Systematic Inquiry||p. 344|
|Evaluation Roots: A Wider Perspective||p. 353|
|A European Evaluation Theory Tree||p. 355|
|Australian and New Zealand Evaluation Theorists||p. 371|
|Evaluation Theory: A Wider Roots Perspective||p. 386|
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|The Roots of Connoisseurship and Criticism: A Personal Journey|
|Evaluation Forms: Toward an Inclusive Framework for Evaluative Practice|
|Author Index||p. 394|
|Subject Index||p. 401|
|About the Editor||p. 412|
|About the Contributors||p. 413|
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