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Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry

Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry

June 2006 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Practices is written in a clear and accessible style that appeals to those new to appreciate inquiry and evaluation, as well as those who are familiar with one or both disciplines. It includes numerous international case examples that demonstrate the use of appreciative inquiry in evaluations; a matrix of cases to help users easily locate particular types of case studies and identify the contexts in which those studies took place; and a comprehensive bibliography featuring a web resources area.
Table of Case Examples
Prologue: Choosing an Evaluation Path
1. Introducing Appreciative Inquiry
2. Using Appreciative Inquiry in Evaluation Practice
3. Focusing the Evaluation Using Appreciative Inquiry
4. Designing and Conducting Interviews and Surveys Using Appreciative Inquiry
5. Using Appreciative Inquiry to Develop Evaluation Systems
6. Building Evaluation Capacity Through Appreciative Inquiry
Epilogue: Crossing Boundaries and Evaluation Innovation
Appendix: Using Appreciative Inquiry at Evergreen Cove by Laverne Webb and Sherry Rockey
About the Authors

"I enjoyed the book.  I found the approach refreshing and useful.  The structure of the book made the argument easy to follow...Practitioners of evaluation, or any organizational change process, will find the approach useful.

Anona Armstrong
Evaluation Journal of Australasia

Found another book I liked better.

Dr Gina Bowlin
Sociology Geo Social Work Dept, University Of The Cumberlands
June 3, 2015

Using this text has already made a positive difference in my class--used it as the basis of the first exercise of the semester. It covers basic techniques as well as Appreciative Inquiry.

Bonnie Lewis
[DEPARTMENT NOT SPECIFIED], Southeastern Louisiana University
June 14, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters

Prologue -- Sample

Hallie Sue Preskill

Hallie Preskill, PhD. is a Managing Director with FSG, a global nonprofit strategy, evaluation, and research consulting firm (since 2009), and leads the firm’s Strategic Learning and Evaluation practice. In her role as a senior advisor, she works on a wide variety of evaluation and learning projects. Sample clients include the Kresge Foundation, MasterCard Foundation, Knight Foundation, The California Endowment, Missouri Foundation for Health, Norlien Foundation, Packard Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, Blue Shield of CA Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation... More About Author

Anastasia (Tessie) Tzavaras Catsambas

Tessie Tzavaras Catsambas, M.P.P., is President of EnCompass LLC and brings 20 years of experience in evaluation, knowledge management, e-learning, and training. Ms. Catsambas is an innovator and practitioner in appreciative evaluation methods. Starting in 1998, she experimented with the use of appreciative inquiry in an evaluation of healthcare quality assurance activities in Chile. This became the first published work in appreciative evaluation in the Journal for International Health Care Quality, Volume 14, Supplement I, December 2002. She has continued to refine appreciative evaluation methods through her work with many clients in... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412909518