Evaluation for the Real World: The Impact of Evidence in Policy Making (Paperback)
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Evaluation for the Real World: The Impact of Evidence in Policy Making (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 13/06/2012
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Evaluation research findings should be a key element of the policy-making process, yet in reality they are often disregarded. This valuable book examines the development of evaluation and its impact on public policy by analysing evaluation frameworks and criteria which are available when evaluating public policies and services. It further examines the nature of evidence and its use and non-use by decision-makers and assesses the work of influential academics in the USA and UK in the context of evaluation and policy making. The book emphasises the 'real world' of decision-makers in the public sector and recognises how political demands and economic pressures can affect the decisions of those who commission evaluation research while providing recommendations for policymakers on adopting a different approach to evaluation. This is essential reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students of policy analysis and public sector management, and those who are involved in the planning and evaluation of public policies and services.

Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847429148
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"provides a careful, comprehensive and detailed history of the field...targeted at policy and public sector management students, academics and practioners" People, Place and Policy (2014)
"In an era of resource constraint the case for improving the way public policy is evaluated gains weight. This wide-ranging book provides an in depth analysis of alternative approaches to evaluation that will be of great interest to both scholars and policy makers." Robin Hambleton, Professor of City Leadership, University of the West of England, Bristol
"This book provides a critical and long overdue analysis of the contribution of decades of evaluation research to policy making. The text is concise, comprehensive, objective and eminently readable." Philip Jacobs, University of Alberta and the Institute of Health Economics, Canada

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