jane’s book

Need a guidebook on the “nuts and bolts” of real evaluation?

Evaluation Methodology Basics covers:

  1. “big picture” evaluation questions
  2. needs assessment (identifying needed outcomes)
  3. evaluative criteria and sources of evidence
  4. causal inference with qualitative and/or quantitative evidence
  5. defining “valuable outcomes”, “quality design”, and “good implementation”
  6. determining which outcomes are the most important
  7. evaluative rubrics and evaluative interpretation
  8. synthesis methodology
  9. pulling it all together in a report
  10. meta-evaluation

Evaluation Methodology Basics is used around the world by evaluation practitioners and graduate students in evaluation courses.

It is essential reading for practitioners who find themselves thrown into evaluation roles without the benefit of specialized evaluation training.

Be aware, this is not a “research methods” book.

 

Rather, it covers the methodologies that are specific to evaluation, with just enough theory to help the evaluation practitioner grasp how the various methodologies fit into the big picture.