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Realistic Evaluation shows how programme evaluation needs to be, and can be bettered. It presents a profound yet highly readable critique of current evaluation practice, and goes on to introduce a `manifesto' and `handbook' for a fresh approach. The main body of this book is devoted to the articulation of a new evaluation paradigm, which promises greater validity and utility from the findings of evaluation studies. The authors call this new approach `realistic evaluation'. The name reflects the paradigm's foundation in scientific realist philosophy, its commitment to the idea that programmes deal with real problems rather than mere social constructions, and its primary intention, which is to inform realistic developm

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Ray Pawson
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 1997-06-23
File: 235 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761950095

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In this comprehensive handbook, an examination of the complexities of contemporary evaluation contributes to the ongoing dialogue that arises in professional efforts to evaluate people-related programs, policies, and practices. The SAGE Handbook of Evaluation is a unique and authoritative resource consisting of 25 chapters covering a range of evaluation theories and techniques in a single, accessible volume. With contributions from world-leading figures in their fields overseen by an eminent international editorial board, this handbook is an extensive and user-friendly resource.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Ian Shaw
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2006-07-27
File: 632 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781446270554

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The golden standard evaluation reference text Now in its second edition, Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications is the vital text on evaluation models, perfect for classroom use as a textbook, and as a professional evaluation reference. The book begins with an overview of the evaluation field and program evaluation standards, and proceeds to cover the most widely used evaluation approaches. With new evaluation designs and the inclusion of the latest literature from the field, this Second Edition is an essential update for professionals and students who want to stay current. Understanding and choosing evaluation approaches is critical to many professions, and Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Edition is the benchmark evaluation guide. Authors Daniel L. Stufflebeam and Chris L. S. Coryn, widely considered experts in the evaluation field, introduce and describe 23 program evaluation approaches, including, new to this edition, transformative evaluation, participatory evaluation, consumer feedback, and meta-analysis. Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Edition facilitates the process of planning, conducting, and assessing program evaluations. The highlighted evaluation approaches include: Experimental and quasi-experimental design evaluations Daniel L. Stufflebeam's CIPP Model Michael Scriven's Consumer-Oriented Evaluation Michael Patton's Utilization-Focused Evaluation Robert Stake's Responsive/Stakeholder-Centered Evaluation Case Study Evaluation Key readings listed at the end of each chapter direct readers to the most important references for each topic. Learning objectives, review questions, student exercises, and instructor support materials complete the collection of tools. Choosing from evaluation approaches can be an overwhelming process, but Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Edition updates the core evaluation concepts with the latest research, making this complex field accessible in just one book.

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Genre: Education
Author: Daniel L. Stufflebeam
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2014-10-13
File: 800 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118074053

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The book is designed as a text for undergraduate and graduate courses in sensory evaluation and as a reference for industrial practitioners. It covers all the basic techniques of sensory testing, from simple discrimination tests to home use placements for consumers. It provides a practical guide to how tests are conducted and, for the reader who wishes a deeper understanding, provides the fundamental psychological and statistical theories that form the basis and rationale for sensory test design. Statistics used in sensory evaluation are demonstrated as integrated applications in the context of appropriate sensory methods and are also presented as a stand-alone material in appendixes. Statistical applications are tailored to common and relevance are obvious, and space is not wasted on designs or analyses that are not suitable for data collection from human observers. The text presents divergent philosophies in a balanced manner. Chapters are constructed so that beginning students who want only practical aspects of conducting sensory tests will find clear instructions on how tests should be conducted. Advanced students and practitioners will profit from the detailed section on rationale and sensory evaluation issues. "It covers the entire spectrum of sensory analysis. I have read many books on this intriguing subject, but this is the Rolls-Royce." a?? Aubrey Parsons, governing council member, International Union for Food Science and Technology

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Harry T. Lawless
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 1999-08-31
File: 827 Pages
ISBN-13: 083421752X

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With the help of this well-established book, the engineer can tackle cash flow, tax, depreciation, cost minimisation, uncertainty and risk. IChemE, the Institution of Chemical Engineers, is the center for chemical, biochemical and process engineering professionals worldwide. We are the heart of the process community, promoting competence and a commitment to sustainable development, advancing the discipline for the benefit of society and supporting the professional development of members. Some of the areas we publish in include: Safety in the process industries - the BP Process Safety series; Consultancy for chemical engineers; Project management in the process industries; Contract management in the process industries - International Forms Of Contract series; and Communication skills for engineers.

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Genre: Capital investments
Author: Derek H. Allen
Publisher: IChemE
Release: 1991
File: 193 Pages
ISBN-13: 085295266X

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From listing the steps involved in a sensory evaluation project to presenting advanced statistical methods, Sensory Evaluation Techniques, Fourth Edition covers all phases of sensory evaluation. Like its bestselling predecessors, this edition continues to detail all sensory tests currently in use, to promote the effective employment of these tests, and to describe major sensory evaluation practices. The expert authors have updated and added many areas in this informative guide. New to this edition are expanded chapters on qualitative and quantitative consumer research and the SpectrumTM method of descriptive sensory analysis that now contains full descriptive lexicons for numerous products, such as cheese, mayonnaise, spaghetti sauce, white bread, cookies, and toothpaste. Also new in this chapter is a set of revised flavor intensity scales for crispness, juiciness, and some common aromatics. The book now includes an overview of Thurstonian scaling that examines the decision processes employed by assessors during their evaluations of products. Another addition is a detailed discussion of data-relationship techniques, which link data from diverse sources that are collected on the same set of examples. With numerous examples and sample tests, Sensory Evaluation Techniques, Fourth Edition remains an essential resource that illustrates the development of sensory perception testing.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Morten C. Meilgaard
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2006-12-13
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 0849338395

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Genre: Amino acids
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Release: 1991
File: 66 Pages
ISBN-13: 9251030979

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Part of a scheme for teachers who want to deepen their knowledge in order to improve their professional skills, whether they are on in-service courses or working with colleagues in teacher development groups

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Genre: Foreign Language Study
Author: Pauline Rea-Dickins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 1992-07-16
File: 175 Pages
ISBN-13: 0194371387

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Hugely relevant in today’s world of healthcare performance management, this comprehensive work applies the analytical framework of Data Envelopment Analysis methodology to provide health care administrators with specific tools for performance evaluation. Most important, the book provides health care practitioners and administrators with information of what is lacking in specific aspects of performance and then outlines the ways how these performance inadequacies can be improved.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Yasar A. Ozcan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2007-12-08
File: 217 Pages
ISBN-13: 0387754482

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Suitable for undergraduate Evaluation Research courses in a variety of departments, including psychology, sociology, public health, public policy/affairs, education, and criminal justice. Acquainting students with the complexities inherent in evaluation research, this timely and accessible guide explores how we apply research methods in evaluating social programs, and illustrates its points with reference to a variety of fields, including education, social services, and criminal justice. Written in an intelligent and graceful prose, it offers practical advice on understanding the reasons for the study, identifying key questions to be answered, and planning and implementing the overall design of the study, including measurement, qualitative methods of inquiry, data collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Carol H. Weiss
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Release: 1998
File: 372 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015047471910

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