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Building Evaluation Capacity: Activities for Teaching and Training (Paperback)
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Building Evaluation Capacity: Activities for Teaching and Training (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 05/11/2015
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The activities in this book cover the entire process of evaluation, including:

understanding what evaluation isthe politics and ethicsthe influence of culturevarious models, approaches and designsdata collection and analysis methodscommunicating and reporting progress and findingsbuilding and sustaining support.

Each activity includes an overview, instructional objectives, minimum and maximum number of participants, range of time required, materials needed, primary instructional method, and procedures for facilitators to help learners in the most common evaluation practices.

New to this edition:

Expansion of activities from 72 to 89 captures the evolving nature and needs of evaluation practice with content from professionals in the field who are teaching, training, and practicing evaluation.New and freshly updated activities encourage active learning by offering students an opportunity to apply the concepts covered.Updated chapter introductions and new references and resources have been added to provide readers with more opportunities to ground their teaching and practice.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781483334325
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition

The revised text provides an informative discussion about a range of evaluation topics and thoughtful structured activities related to each topic. The structured activities provide an opportunity to learn more about and reflect on each topic, resulting in one of the most unique and useful texts on evaluation in terms of content and design. -- Ronald L. Jacobs
This book is a go-to resource for anyone teaching program evaluation-professors designing formal coursework, trainers conducting professional development, and staff members seeking to build evaluation capacity in their organization. Each chapter provides detailed lesson plans (including time estimates, materials needed, and appropriate handouts) that should empower even novice facilitators to adapt the activities for use in their practice. The expanded content is a welcome addition to a field that increasingly seeks to build evaluation capacity at multiple levels in organizations.
-- Jean A. King
Building evaluation capacity is the largest challenge facing the evaluation profession. There's no better book on how to do it. Practical, clear, relevant, and useful. Engage in these activities, capacity will be built, and evaluations will be useful. -- Michael Quinn Patton
Preskill and Russ-Eft have created a gem with their Second Edition. It takes readers on a systematic journey through evaluation that provides clearly defined and engaging activities that develop the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful evaluator. Those who already own the first edition will find this new edition contains eighteen additional activities that allow them to provide even more comprehensive development to their students, employees and peers. Whether working cover-to-cover, or dipping into sections throughout the book, readers are guaranteed to find proven activities that can be trusted to develop evaluators of all levels. -- Darren Short
Preskill and Russ-Eft have collected an impressive number of useful and evocative activities to build the capacity of current and future program evaluators. Teachers of program evaluation and professional evaluators will find this excellent compendium of ideas and wisdom about evaluation an essential toolkit for their library. -- Karen E. Watkins

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