About the Authors
PART 1: Essentials for Your Journey
Chapter 1 • The Evaluation Capstone
What Is an Evaluation Capstone?
Chapter 2 • Working Productively With Your Committee
The Evaluation Capstone as a Process and a Product
Nontechnical Skills in Evaluation Education and Practice
Important Nontechnical Skills for Evaluation Capstones
Choosing a Capstone Chair and Committee Members
Communicating With Your Capstone Chair and Committee
PART 2: Navigating the Six Fundamentals of Evaluation Practice
Chapter 3 • Quality: Addressing Professional Evaluation Standards and Guidelines
What Are the Program Evaluation Standards?
Culturally Responsive Evaluation Practice
Other Guidance for Evaluation Practice
Meta-Evaluation of Your Evaluation Capstone
Chapter 4 • Stakeholders: Working With an Evaluation Client and Other Program Stakeholders
Who Are Program Stakeholders?
Developing a Stakeholder Engagement Plan and Log
Elements of Effective Stakeholder Interactions
Chapter 5 • Understanding: Developing Understanding of a Program
Why Does the Program Exist?
What Is the Program, and How Is It Intended to Work?
In What Context Does the Program Operate?
Conducting a Review of the Literature for Your Evaluation Capstone
Chapter 6 • Values: Engaging Values Through Evaluation Purpose, Questions, and Criteria
Evaluation Purpose Statement
Chapter 7 • Approaches: Applying Evaluation Approaches
Evaluation Theories, Models, and Approaches
Taxonomies of Evaluation Approaches
Choosing an Evaluation Approach
The Relationship Between Evaluation Approach and Design
Developing the Evaluation Design
A Note About Validity and Trustworthiness for Evaluation
Chapter 8 • Use: Maximizing Evaluation Use
Laying the Groundwork for Evaluation Use
Additional Ideas About Increasing Evaluation Use
Developing Evaluation Findings and Recommendations
Developing an Evaluation Communication Plan
Evaluation Capstone Reporting Formats