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Evaluation Research
An Introduction to Principles, Methods and Practice



September 1999 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Providing students and practitioners with a comprehensive introduction to evaluation research, this book shows how social research methods and methodologies can be applied in a variety of evaluation contexts. The author:

- illustrates the contribution both quantitative and qualitative methods can make to evaluation;

- stresses the important part played by theory in the evaluation enterprise;

- introduces some of the conceptual, methodological and practical problems encountered when undertaking this type of applied research, especially in the areas of criminal justice, health care and education.

 
Understanding Evaluation
 
Quality and Quantity
Paradigmatic Choices in Evaluation Methodology  
 
Methods of Data Collection
 
Evaluating Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention Programmes
 
Evaluating Health Care
 
Evaluating Schools
Inspection as Evaluation  
 
Evaluation Utilization

This is one of the few texts available which focuses exclusively on evaluation research. The introductory chapter helps set the context for evaluation research. The following chapters explore, theory, methods and the practice of evaluation research, which are very readable. The inclusion of chapters exlporing the application of evaluation research in different contexts is useful.

Mrs Barbara Wilford
School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside
January 15, 2014

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Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey and is Course Director of the MSc degree in Social Research. Ruth Dawson is with Education Services in Southampton City Council. More About Author

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