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Small-Scale Evaluation

Small-Scale Evaluation
Principles and Practice

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168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How can evaluation be used most effectively, and what are the strengths and weaknesses of the various methods? Colin Robson provides guidance in a clear and uncluttered way. The issue of collaboration is examined step-by-step; stakeholder models are compared with techniques such as participatory evaluation and practitioner-centred action research; ethical and political considerations are placed in context; and the best ways of communicating findings are discussed. Each chapter is illustrated with helpful exercises to show the practical application of the issues covered, making this an invaluable introduction for anyone new to evaluation.
The What and the Why

The Advantages of Collaboration
Ethical and Political Considerations
Designs for Different Purposes
Getting Answers to Evaluation Questions
Some Practicalities
Communicating the Findings

A really useful and clear text summarising the what, why and how of evaluation studies.

Dr Geraldine Davis
Faculty of Education, Anglia Ruskin University
May 11, 2011

A clear text that considers the relevant questions around small-case evaluation. It is essential reading for applied psychologists or other practitioners who are involved in real-world research and evaluation of short-term projects.

Dr Dario Pellegrini
Child and Family, Tavistock Centre
February 5, 2011

Colin Robson

Colin Robson is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Human & Health Sciences at the University  of Huddersfield. He directed a series of local, regional and national research and evaluation projects, mainly in aspects of special educational needs, at Huddersfield in association with the Hester Adrian Research Centre, University of Manchester. He subsequently was a supervisor for over twenty research students, mainly at Doctoral level, covering a wide range of disciplines - education, social work, management, music, and aspects of health, including nursing, midwifery and osteopathy, while developing and leading a postgraduate... More About Author

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