This is an excellent and accessible resource for both students and practitioners of program evaluation. The chapter on ‘Using Mixed Methods in Evaluation’ alone is worth the investment in this book.
This text fills a much needed gap by providing an accessible resource for students taking program evaluation for the first time.
The comprehensiveness of the text is its greatest strength. It hits all the right keys. It has an easy readability, and an excellent mix of text, graphics, teaching tools.
With a focus on the practical aspects of evaluation, this textbook also integrates very relevant, and frequently overlooked, theoretical and conceptual frameworks that are extremely valuable for evaluators.
This book provides students with real-life relatable examples of program evaluation. It's an interesting read, and a must-use in the classroom!
A very interesting and practical introduction to program evaluation. The authors have provided sound arguments for conducting evaluations and a strong introduction to essential considerations in carrying through evaluations for the betterment of the agency, stakeholders and society as a whole.
This is a thorough guide to conducting evaluation that addresses both concepts and practice. It provides a comprehensive view of all that evaluation entails, and delivers that content in a way that is very consumable to readers... well worth keeping beyond the class.
This is an excellent guide for anyone interested in conducting or learning about program evaluation. It looks at evaluation through new lens, recognizing the importance of diversity, the connection of local issues with global issues, and presents the material in a clear, easy to follow and digestible manner.
“Gail Vallance Barrington and Beverly Triana-Tremain have written the quintessential book on evaluation for students new to the science and those who need an updating.
This text offers a comprehensive yet practical introduction to program evaluation. The authors integrate new approaches, classic frameworks, and practical tools that students can use to design evaluation studies.
This book will be great for an evaluation course. Since evaluation is cover during only 1 week, this book, unfortunately, will not work for me. However, I might teach a course on evaluation in a couple of years, so I might reconsider this book.