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Theory-Driven Evaluations


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Evaluation

May 1994 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A new, comprehensive framework for programme evaluation designed to bridge the gap between the method- and theory-oriented perspectives, is presented in this book, newly available in paper. Chen provides an intensive discussion of the nature and functions of programme theory, approaches to constructing programme theories, and the integration of programme theory with evaluation processes. Specific types of theory-driven evaluations, as well as principles and guidelines for application, are developed for meeting different policy purposes. Application of systematic strategies is illustrated by concrete examples from a variety of evaluation studies in different fields.
 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
Method and Theory in Program Evaluation
A Question of Balance  
 
PART TWO: THE THEORY-DRIVEN PERSPECTIVE
 
The Theory-Driven Perspective
The New Alternative  
 
Constructing Program Theory
Values, Approaches, and Strategies  
 
Applications of Theory-Driven Evaluations
 
PART THREE: NORMATIVE EVALUATIONS: BASIC TYPES
 
Normative Outcome Evaluation
 
Normative Treatment Evaluation
 
Normative Implementation Environment Evaluation
 
PART FOUR: CAUSAL EVALUATIONS: BASIC TYPES
 
Impact Evaluation I
Broadening the Evidence Base  
 
Impact Evaluation II
Assessing Intended and Unintended Outcomes  
 
Intervening Mechanism Evaluation
 
Generalization Evaluation
 
PART FIVE: COMPOSITE TYPES
 
Normative Treatment-Impact Evaluation
 
Normative Implementation Environment-Impact Evaluation
 
PART SIX: CONCLUSIONS AND DISCUSSION

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Huey-tsyh Chen

Huey T. Chen has been a Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham since 2002.  He was born and raised in Taiwan.  Dr. Chen worked at the University of Akron until 1997, when he joined the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the chief of an evaluation branch. Dr. Chen had taken a leadership role in designing and implementing a national evaluation system for assessing the CDC funded HIV prevention programs, which are based in health departments and community organizations.  Dr. Chen has contributed to the development of evaluation theory and methodology, especially in the areas of program theory and... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780803958999
$68.00