Contemporary Trends in Evaluation Research (Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods)

Contemporary Trends in Evaluation Research (Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods)

By: Carl Westine (editor), Chris L. S. Coryn (editor)Hardback

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Evaluation is an essential characteristic of the human condition, and perhaps the single most important and sophisticated cognitive process in the repertoire of human reasoning and logic. Evaluation serves society by providing affirmations of worth, value and improvement to name just a few, and is a process which permeates all areas of human activity, scholarship and production. This work is split into four volumes: Volume One: Contains articles featuring contemporary issues and emerging trends in evaluation Volume Two: Contains articles highlighting recent theoretical, methodological, and empirical developments in quantitative evaluation designs Volume Three: Contains a summation of articles on recent developments in qualitative and mixed methods evaluation practice Volume Four: Contains a synthesis of articles on enduring issues of evaluation training and practice


Volume One Part One: Contemporary Trends Section One: Research on Evaluation Theory, Method, and Practice Advancing Empirical Scholarship to Further Develop Evaluation Theory and Practice - Christina Christie Developing Standards for Empirical Examinations of Evaluation Theory - Robin Miller Research on Evaluation: A Needs Assessment - Michael Szanyi, Tarek Azzam and Matthew Galen Taking Stock of Empowerment Evaluation: An Empirical Review - Robin Miller and Rebecca Campbell Designing Evaluations: A Study Examining Preferred Evaluation Designs of Educational Evaluators - Tarek Azzam and Michael Szanyi A Systematic Review of Theory-Driven Evaluation Practice from 1990 to 2009 - Chris Coryn, Lindsay Noakes, Carl Westine and Daniela Schroeter Evaluator Characteristics and Methodological Choice - Tarek Azzam Research on Evaluation Use: A Review of the Empirical Literature from 1986 to 2005 - Kelli Johnson, Lija Greenseid, Stacie Toal, Jean King, Frances Lawrenz and Boris Volkov Evaluation Use: Results from a Survey of U.S. American Evaluation Association Members - Dreolin Fleischer and Christina Christie Going through the Process: An Examination of the Operationalization of Process Use in Empirical Research on Evaluation - Courtney Amo and J. Bradley Cousins An Empirical Examination of Validity in Evaluation - Laura Peck, Yushim Kim and Joanna Lucio Part Two: Emerging Issues Section One: Visualizing Evaluation Data Data Visualization and Evaluation - Tarek Azzam, Stephanie Evergreen, Amy Germuth and Susan Kistler GIS in Evaluation: Utilizing the Power of Geographic Information Systems to Represent Evaluation Data - Tarek Azzam and David Robinson Section Two: Communication Unlearning Some of Our Social Scientist Habits - E. Jane Davidson Reconceptualizing Evaluator Roles - Gary Skoltis, Jennifer Morrow and Erin Burr Volume Two Part One: Methodological Developments Section One: Perspectives on Validity Validity Frameworks for Outcome Evaluation - Huey Chen, Stewart Donaldson and Melvin Mark Reframing Validity in Research and Evaluation: A Multidimensional, Systematic Model of Valid Inference - George Julnes Recommendations for Practice: Justifying Claims of Generalizability - Larry Hedges Section Two: Perspectives on Causality Campbell and Rubin: A Primer and Comparison of Their Approaches to Causal Inference in Field Settings - William Shadish Contemporary Thinking about Causation in Evaluation: A Dialogue with Tom Cook and Michael Scriven - Thomas Cook, Michael Scriven, Chris Coryn and Stephanie Evergreen Campbell's and Rubin's Perspectives on Causal Inference - Stephen West and Felix Thoemmes Evaluating Methods for Estimating Program Effects - Charles Reichardt Reflections Stimulated by the Comments of Shadish (2010) and West & Thoemmes (2010) - Donald Rubin An Economist's Perspective on Shadish (2010) and West and Thoemmes (2010) - Guido Imbens Part Two: Empirical Developments Section One: Quasi-Experiments that Resemble Experiments` Three Conditions under Which Experiments and Observational Studies Produce Comparable Causal Estimates: New Findings from Within-Study Comparisons - Thomas Cook, William Shadish and Vivian Wong Can Nonrandomized Experiments Yield Accurate Answers? A Randomized Experiment Comparing Random and Nonrandom Assignments - William Shadish, M.H. Clark and Peter Steiner Comment: The Design and Analysis of Gold Standard Randomized Experiments - Donald Rubin Rejoinder - William Shadish, M.H. Clark and Peter Steiner An Assessment of Propensity Score Matching as a Nonexperimental Impact Estimator: Evidence from Mexico's PROGRESA Program - Juan Diaz and Sudhanshu Handa Examining the Internal Validity and Statistical Precision of the Comparative Interrupted Time Series Design by Comparison with a Randomized Experiment - Travis St. Clair, Thomas Cook and Kelly Hallberg Section Two: Improving the Design of Cluster-Randomized Trials Emergent Principles for the Design, Implementation, and Analysis of Cluster-based Experiments in Social Science - Thomas Cook Using Covariates to Improve Precision for Studies That Randomize Schools to Evaluate Educational Interventions - Howard Bloom, Lashawn Richburg-Hayes and Alison Black Strategies for Improving Precision in Group-Randomized Experiments - Stephen Raudenbush, Andres Martinez and Jessaca Spybrook New Empirical Evidence for the Design of Group Randomized Trials in Education - Robin Jacob, Pei Zhu and Howard Bloom Intraclass Correlations and Covariate Outcome Correlations for Planning Two- and Three-Level Cluster-Randomized Experiments in Education - Larry Hedges and Eric Hedberg The Implications of "Contamination" for Experimental Design in Education - Christopher Rhoads Stratified Sampling Using Cluster Analysis: A Sample Selection Strategy for Improved Generalizations from Experiments - Elizabeth Tipton Volume Three Part One: Developments in Qualitative Methods Section One: Advances in Qualitative Analysis Techniques A General Inductive Approach for Analyzing Qualitative Evaluation Data - David Thomas Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Related Systematic Comparative Methods: Recent Advances and Remaining Challenges for Social Science Research - Benoit Rihoux A New Realistic Evaluation Analysis Method: Linked Coding of Context, Mechanism, and Outcome Relationships - Suzanne Jackson and Gillian Kolla A Proposed Model for the Analysis and Interpretation of Focus Groups in Evaluation Research - Oliver Massey Part Two: Developments in Mixed Methods Section One: Defining Mixed Methods Mixed Methods Research: A Research Paradigm Whose Time Has Come - R. Burke Johnson and Anthony Onwuegbuzie Toward a Methodology of Mixed Methods Social Inquiry - Jennifer Greene Toward a Definition of Mixed Methods Research - R. Burke Johnson, Anthony Onwuegbuzie and Lisa Turner Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research: How Is It Done? - Alan Bryman Is Mixed Methods Social Inquiry a Distinctive Methodology? - Jennifer Greene Putting the MIXED Back Into Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Educational Research and Beyond: Moving toward the Radical Middle - Anthony Onwuegbuzie Section Two: Mixed Methods Typologies A General Typology of Research Designs Featuring Mixed Methods - Charles Teddlie and Abbas Tashakkori Conducting Mixed Analyses: A General Typology - Anthony Onwuegbuzie et al. A Typology Of Mixed Methods Research Designs - Nancy Leech and Anthony Onwuegbuzie Section Three: Mixed Methods in Practice Transformative Paradigm: Mixed Methods and Social Justice - Donna Mertens Grounded Theory in Practice: Is It Inherently a Mixed Method? - R. Burke Johnson, Marilyn McGowan and Lisa Turner Communities of Practice: A Research Paradigm for the Mixed Methods Approach - Martyn Denscombe A Theory-Driven Evaluation Perspective on Mixed Methods Research - Huey Chen Mixed Methods and Credibility of Evidence in Evaluation - Donna Mertens and Sharlene Hesse-Biber Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting Mixed Research in the Field of Counseling and Beyond - Nancy Leech and Anthony Onwuegbuzie The Validity Issue in Mixed Research - Anthony Onwuegbuzie and R. Burke Johnson Mixed Data Analysis: Advanced Integration Techniques - Anthony Onwuegbuzie et al. Volume Four Part One: Enduring Issues of Evaluation Practice Section One: Metaevaluation Quality, Context, and Use: Issues in Achieving the Goals of Metaevaluation - Leslie Cooksy and Valerie Caracelli Concurrent Meta-Evaluation: A Critique - Carl Hanssen, Franz Lawrenz and Diane Dunet Metaevaluation in Practice: Selection and Application of Criteria - Leslie Cooksy and Valerie Caracelli Evaluating the Quality of Self-Evaluations: The (Mis)match between Internal and External Meta-Evaluation - Jan Vanhoof and Peter Van Petegem Meta-Evaluation Revisited - Michael Scriven Section Two: Ethics Expanding the Conversation on Evaluation Ethics - Thomas Schwandt The Good, the Bad, and the Evaluator: 25 Years of AJE Ethics - Michael Morris Ethics and Development Evaluation: Introduction - Patrick Grasso Everyday Ethics: Reflections on Practice - Gretchen Rossman and Sharon Rallis Nonparticipant to Participant: A Methodological Perspective on Ethics - Scott Rosas Section Three: Using Program Theory in Evaluation Constructing Theories of Change: Methods and Sources - Paul Mason and Marian Barnes Unpacking Black Boxes: Mechanisms and Theory Building in Evaluation - Brad Astbury and Frans Leeuw Using Programme Theory to Evaluate Complicated and Complex Aspects of Interventions - Patricia Rogers Part Two: Enduring Issues of Evaluation Training Section One: Evaluation Capacity Building/Development A Research Synthesis on the Evaluation Capacity Building Literature - Susan Labin, Jennifer Duffy, Duncan Meyers, Abraham Wandersman and Catherine Lesene A Multidisciplinary Model of Evaluation Capacity Building - Hallie Preskill and Shanelle Boyle Measuring Evaluation Capacity - Results and Implications of a Danish Study - Steffen Nielsen, Sebastian Lemire and Majbritt Skov A Self-Assessment Procedure for Use in Evaluation Training - Daniel Stufflebeam and Lori Wingate Section Two: Evaluator Competence Establishing Essential Competencies for Program Evaluators - Laurie Stevahn, Jean King, Gail Ghere and Jane Minnema Evaluator Competencies: What's Taught versus What's Sought - Jennifer Dewey, Bianca Montrosse, Daniela Schroeter, Carolyn Sullins and John Mattox II A Conversation on Cultural Competence in Evaluation - Joseph Trimble, Ed Trickett, Celia Fisher and Leslie Goodyear Development and Validation of the Cultural Competence of Program Evaluators (CCPE) Self-Report Scale - Krystall Dunaway, Jennifer Morrow and Bryan Porter Emphasizing Cultural Competence in Evaluation: A Process-Oriented Approach - Luba Botcheva, Johanna Shih and Lynne Huffman

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