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Credibility, validity, and assumptions in program evaluation methodology [electronic resource] / 1st ed

Credibility, validity, and assumptions in program evaluation methodology [electronic resource] / 1st ed

Material type
E-Book(소장)
Personal Author
Nkwake, Apollo M.
Title Statement
Credibility, validity, and assumptions in program evaluation methodology [electronic resource] / Apollo M. Nkwake ; with a foreword by John Mayne.
판사항
1st ed.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Cham :   Springer International Publishing :   Imprint: Springer,   2015.  
Physical Medium
1 online resource (xxi, 166 p.) : ill. (some col.).
ISBN
9783319190211
요약
This book focuses on assumptions underlying methods choice in program evaluation. Credible program evaluation extends beyond the accuracy of research designs to include arguments justifying the appropriateness of methods. An important part of this justification is explaining the assumptions made about the validity of methods. This book provides a framework for understanding methodological assumptions, identifying the decisions made at each stage of the evaluation process, the major forms of validity affected by those decisions, and the preconditions for and assumptions about those validities. Though the selection of appropriate research methodology is not a new topic within social development research, previous publications suggest only advantages and disadvantages of using various methods and when to use them. This book goes beyond other publications to analyze the assumptions underlying actual methodological choices in evaluation studies and how these eventually influence evaluation quality. The analysis offered is supported by a collation of assumptions collected from a case study of 34 evaluations.  Due to its in-depth analysis, strong theoretical basis, and practice examples, Credibility, Validity and Assumptions in Program Evaluation Methodology, is a must-have resource for researchers, students, university professors, and practitioners in program evaluation. Importantly, it provides tools for the application of appropriate research methods in program evaluation.
General Note
Title from e-Book title page.  
Content Notes
Chapter 1. Constituents of Evaluation Practice -- Chapter 2. Credible Methodology -- Chapter 3. Validity in Framing an Evaluation’s Purpose and Questions -- Chapter 4. Validity in Evaluation Designs and Methods -- Chapter 5. Validity in Measures and Data Collection -- Chapter 6. Validity in Analysis, Interpretation, and Conclusions -- Chapter 7. Validity in Evaluation Utilization -- Chapter 8. Validity in Performance Measurement -- Chapter 9. Evaluation of Methodological Assumptions: A Metaevaluation -- Chapter 10. Conclusion.       
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
이용가능한 다른형태자료
Issued also as a book.  
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Evaluation --Methodology.
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300 ▼a 1 online resource (xxi, 166 p.) : ▼b ill. (some col.).
500 ▼a Title from e-Book title page.
504 ▼a Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 ▼a Chapter 1. Constituents of Evaluation Practice -- Chapter 2. Credible Methodology -- Chapter 3. Validity in Framing an Evaluation’s Purpose and Questions -- Chapter 4. Validity in Evaluation Designs and Methods -- Chapter 5. Validity in Measures and Data Collection -- Chapter 6. Validity in Analysis, Interpretation, and Conclusions -- Chapter 7. Validity in Evaluation Utilization -- Chapter 8. Validity in Performance Measurement -- Chapter 9. Evaluation of Methodological Assumptions: A Metaevaluation -- Chapter 10. Conclusion.       
520 ▼a This book focuses on assumptions underlying methods choice in program evaluation. Credible program evaluation extends beyond the accuracy of research designs to include arguments justifying the appropriateness of methods. An important part of this justification is explaining the assumptions made about the validity of methods. This book provides a framework for understanding methodological assumptions, identifying the decisions made at each stage of the evaluation process, the major forms of validity affected by those decisions, and the preconditions for and assumptions about those validities. Though the selection of appropriate research methodology is not a new topic within social development research, previous publications suggest only advantages and disadvantages of using various methods and when to use them. This book goes beyond other publications to analyze the assumptions underlying actual methodological choices in evaluation studies and how these eventually influence evaluation quality. The analysis offered is supported by a collation of assumptions collected from a case study of 34 evaluations.  Due to its in-depth analysis, strong theoretical basis, and practice examples, Credibility, Validity and Assumptions in Program Evaluation Methodology, is a must-have resource for researchers, students, university professors, and practitioners in program evaluation. Importantly, it provides tools for the application of appropriate research methods in program evaluation.
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