Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use

June 15, 2010|
Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use by Michael Quinn Patton
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Developmental evaluation (DE) offers a powerful approach to monitoring and supporting social innovations by working in partnership with program decision makers. In this book, eminent authority Michael Quinn Patton shows how to conduct evaluations within a DE framework. Patton draws on insights about complex dynamic systems, uncertainty, nonlinearity, and emergence. He illustrates how DE can be used for a range of purposes: ongoing program development, adapting effective principles of practice to local contexts, generating innovations and taking them to scale, and facilitating rapid response in crisis situations. Students and practicing evaluators will appreciate the book''s extensive case examples and stories, cartoons, clear writing style, "closer look" sidebars, and summary tables. Provided is essential guidance for making evaluations useful, practical, and credible in support of social change.
Michael Quinn Pattonis an independent organizational development and program evaluation consultant. A former President of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), he teaches regularly in AEA''s professional development workshops, The Evaluators'' Institute, and The World Bank''s International Program in Development Evaluation...
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Title:Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:375 pages, 10 X 7 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:375 pages, 10 X 7 X 0 in
Published:June 15, 2010
Publisher:Guilford Publications
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781606238721

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