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How to Communicate Evaluation Findings

Author : Lynn Lyons Morris
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The "CSE Program Evaluation Kit" is a series of nine books intended to assist people conducting program evaluations. This volume, the ninth in the kit, is designed to help an evaluator convey to various audiences the information that has been collected during the course of the evaluation. The first chapter sets the context for communicating evaluation results. Chapter 2 reviews various forms for communicating findings, and chapter 3 describes how to develop tables and graphs, along with a step-by-step procedure for preparing audiences to read and interpret graphs. Chapter 4 presents an outline of a standard evaluation report and directions for written and oral reporting. Model tables and graphs are also presented. (Contains 23 figures, 16 tables, and 13 references.) (SLD)

Program Evaluation Kit How to communicate evaluation findings

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Program Evaluation Kit No 9 How to Communicate Evaluation Findings

Author : L. L. Morris
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Evaluation Strategies for Communicating and Reporting

Author : Rosalie T. Torres
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Evaluation Strategies for Communicating and Reporting has been thoroughly revised and updated creating 75% new material and 34 new case examples. The Second Edition provides worksheets and instructions for creating a detailed communicating and reporting plan based on audience needs and characteristics. Authors Rosalie T. Torres, Hallie Preskill, and Mary E. Piontek cover advances in technology including Web site communications, Web and videoconferencing, and Internet chat rooms. Also mentioned are several additional topics for consideration, including communicating and reporting for diverse audiences and for multi-site evaluations.

New Genres for Communicating Evaluation Findings

Author : David Scheie
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Evaluation Strategies for Communicating and Reporting

Author : Rosalie T. Torres
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Evaluation Strategies for Communicating and Reporting has been thoroughly revised and updated creating 75% new material and 34 new case examples. The Second Edition provides worksheets and instructions for creating a detailed communicating and reporting plan based on audience needs and characteristics. Authors Rosalie T. Torres, Hallie Preskill, and Mary E. Piontek cover advances in technology including Web site communications, Web and videoconferencing, and Internet chat rooms. Also mentioned are several additional topics for consideration, including communicating and reporting for diverse audiences and for multi-site evaluations.

RealWorld Evaluation

Author : Michael Bamberger
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This book addresses the challenges of conducting program evaluations in real-world contexts where evaluators and the agencies face budget and time constraints and where critical data is missing. The book is organized around a seven-step model developed by the authors, which has been tested and refined in workshops. Vignettes 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 to large-scale, long-term evaluations. The text incorporates quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method designs and this Second Edition reflects important developments in the field over the last five years.

Advancing Evidence Based Practice Through Program Evaluation

Author : Julie Q. Morrison
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Given the current climate of results-driven accountability, school-based professionals have a significant contribution to make in improving the impact of programs and initiatives through the application of program evaluation methods and tools to inform decision making within a multi-tier system of supports framework. And yet there is currently a dearth of practical resources dedicated to developing school psychologists' competencies in program evaluation. Advancing Evidence-Based Practice through Program Evaluation will meet the needs of school psychologists and other school-based professionals seeking to use program evaluation approaches to enhance data-based decision making and accountability at a program and systems-level. This practical guide provides the most cutting-edge evaluation frameworks, methods, and tools available, with particular emphasis on the rapidly-developing areas of implementation research, evidence-based professional learning, and innovative approaches to communicating evaluation findings. The book will support school professionals in daily practice by enhancing and extending their knowledge and skills in measurement, assessment, consultation for systems change and the use of evidence-based interventions for academic and social/behavioral concerns, with a focus on evaluating the implementation and outcomes of school-based programs. The book will also facilitate the professional development of those currently engaged in graduate preparation programs in education, educational leadership, school counseling, and school social work, as well as the university faculty who guide their professional preparation. Finally, school professionals may also use Advancing Evidence-Based Practice through Program Evaluation to develop their professional competencies in implementing new initiatives funded by grants with clear expectations for program evaluation.

Information and Communication Technologies for Development Evaluation

Author : Oscar A. García
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Written by a team of expert practitioners at the Independent Office of Evaluation of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), this book gives an insight into the implications of new and emerging technologies in development evaluation. Growing technologies such as big data analytics, machine learning and remote sensing present new opportunities for development practitioners and development evaluators, particularly when measuring indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals. The volume provides an overview of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the context of evaluation, looking at the theory and practice, and discussing how the landscape may unfold. It also considers concerns about privacy, ethics and inclusion, which are crucial issues for development practitioners and evaluators working in the interests of vulnerable populations across the globe. Among the contributions are case studies of seven organizations using various technologies for data collection, analysis, dissemination and learning. This valuable insight into practice will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and policymakers in development economics, development policy and ICT.

Revisiting Truth Beauty and Justice Evaluating With Validity in the 21st Century

Author : James C. Griffith
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This issue discusses ways of constructing, organizing, and managingarguments for evaluation. Not focued solely on the logic ofevaluation or predictive validity, it discusses the variouselements needed to construct evaluation arguments that arecompelling and influential by virtue of the truth, beauty, andjustice they express. Through exposition, original research,critical reflection, and application to case examples, the authorspresent tools, perspectives, and guides to help evaluators navigatethe complex contexts of evaluation in the 21st century. This is the 142nd issue in the New Directions for Evaluationseries from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of theAmerican Evaluation Association.

Democratic Evaluation and Democracy

Author : Donna Podems
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Democratic evaluation brings a way of thinking about evaluation’s role in society and in particular, its role in strengthening social justice. Yet the reality of applying it, and what happens when it is applied particularly outside the West, is unclear. Set in South Africa, a newly formed democracy in Southern Africa, the book affords an in-depth journey that immerses a reader into the realities of evaluation and its relation to democracy. The book starts with the broader introductory chapters that set the scene for more detailed ones which bring thorough insights into national government, local government, and civil societies’ experience of evaluation, democratic evaluation and their understanding of how it contributes to strengthening democracy (or not). A teaching case, the book concludes by providing guiding questions that encourage reflection, discussion and learning that ultimately aims to inform practice and theory.

Program Evaluation for Social Workers

Author : Richard M. Grinnell Jr
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Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive text once again provides beginning social work students and practitioners with a proven, time-tested approach to help them understand and appreciate how to use basic evaluation techniques within their individual cases (case-level) and the programs where they work (program-level). As with the previous six editions, this text is eminently approachable, accessible, straightforward, and most importantly, practical.

Qualitative Research Evaluation Methods

Author : Michael Quinn Patton
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Drawing on more than 40 years of experience conducting applied social science research and program evaluation, author Michael Quinn Patton has crafted the most comprehensive and systematic book on qualitative research and evaluation methods, inquiry frameworks, and analysis options available today. Now offering more balance between applied research and evaluation, this Fourth Edition of Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods illuminates all aspects of qualitative inquiry through new examples, stories, and cartoons; more than a hundred new summarizing and synthesizing exhibits; and a wide range of new highlight sections/sidebars that elaborate on important and emergent issues. For the first time, full case studies are included to illustrate extended research and evaluation examples. In addition, each chapter features an extended "rumination," written in a voice and style more emphatic and engaging than traditional textbook style, about a core issue of persistent debate and controversy.

Communication Strategies in Evaluation

Author : Nick L. Smith
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These original contributions provide fresh insights into the critical role of communication in successful programme evaluations. The authors draw on their expertise in a variety of fields, including health, criminal justice, housing, commmunity development and education, and on their first-hand experience with alternative communication techniques. They explain how forms of communication and representation affect the nature and usefulness of evaluative findings, and describe a broad range of practical strategies for presenting findings. This innovative collection will be welcomed by evaluators as a source of pragmatic techniques for making concerned clients more receptive to their work.

The CIPP Evaluation Model

Author : Daniel L. Stufflebeam
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"The book's chapters provide background on how and why the CIPP (Context, Input, Process, Product) Model was developed; a detailed presentation of the model; an explanation of the key role of an evaluation-oriented leader, who can decide what and when to evaluate; detailed presentations on evaluation design, budgeting, and contracting; procedures and tools for collecting, analyzing, and reporting evaluation information; and procedures for conducting standards-based meta-evaluations (evaluations of evaluations). These topics are interspersed with illustrative evaluation cases in such areas as education, housing, and military personnel evaluation"--

Practicing Evaluation

Author : Rita G. O'Sullivan
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With over 20 years of evaluation experience, author Rita O’Sullivan has created an approach that actively engages program stakeholders in the evaluation process. Practicing Evaluation: A Collaborative Approach contains strategies and techniques for conducting successful collaborative evaluations in a variety of program settings, including education, family support, health, and non-profit organizations. Although many evaluation textbooks cover the theory and steps of an evaluation, they do not often include specifics regarding how to put these concepts into actual practice in a real-world setting, such as a school district or business. Using actual cases from educational, health, and business settings, O'Sullivan shows readers how to better involve stakeholders in the evaluation process.

Evaluating the Impact of Leadership Development

Author : Kelly Hannum
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Evaluating Sustainable Development

Author : Okechukwu Ukaga
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This book presents the principles and the tools for participatory evaluation of sustainable development--growth that does not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It is intended for any citizen or group that may be concerned with protecting or recovering a cultural heritage, assessing the impact of a project or of plans that impact an environment or ecosystem. The authors describe participatory evaluation processes that will empower all interested "stakeholders"--anyone impacted by a proposed venture--to determine and control what is to be evaluated and how it is evaluated, to articulate and define their community's vision, and to ensure that development plans meet their community's needs sustainably. Acknowledging that the specific concepts, challenges, opportunities, and circumstances surrounding sustainable development differ significantly from one place or group to another, the authors provide an adaptable framework for developing an evaluation plan, as well as the tools for collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data. They explain how to use and communicate findings to ensure a full and appropriate debate about the issues, and finally how to implement the evaluation plan. An important and practical book for anyone concerned with the impact of planning and development issues and who wants to ensure that all sectors of their community are given a voice in decisions that affect them.

Social Work Evaluation

Author : James R. Dudley
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Social workers are increasingly faced with the demands of evaluating their own programs and practice to maintain accountability to funding agencies, secure funding, and remedy a number of social problems facing our society. One of the nine basic competencies required by the social work accreditation agency is to be able to conduct evaluations. Evaluation is a critical area of practice for demonstrating accountability to clients, communities, numerous other stakeholders, and funding and regulatory agencies. Social Work Evaluation, Third Edition, offers a straightforward guide to a broad range of social work evaluations at both the program and practice levels. Author James R. Dudley's seven-step approach to evaluation makes use of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research methods to provide oversight and address important issues at the planning, implementation, and outcome stages of a program or practice intervention. His unique focus on involving clients in the evaluation process ensures that social workers consistently improve their capacity to impact their clients' well-being and remain accountable to them and others they serve. Case examples from the extensive evaluation experience of the author and others illustrate a wide range of logic-based methods discussed throughout the text for real-world application. This comprehensive text effectively aims to enhance student and practitioner skill sets to meet these demands of a changing field.

Program Evaluation

Author : Susan P. Giancola
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Program Evaluation: Embedding Evaluation into Program Design and Development provides an in-depth examination of the foundations, methods, and relevant issues in the field of evaluation. With an emphasis on an embedded approach, where evaluation is an explicit part of a program that leads to the refinement of the program, students will learn how to conduct effective evaluations that foster continual improvement and enable data-based decision making. This text provides students with both the theoretical understanding and the practical tools to conduct effective evaluations while being rigorous enough for experienced evaluators looking to expand their approach to evaluation. An Instructor website to accompany this book is available at: study.sagepub.com/giancola1e