Evaluation Roots: A Wider Perspective of Theorists' Views and Influences (2nd Revised edition)

Evaluation Roots: A Wider Perspective of Theorists' Views and Influences (2nd Revised edition)

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Evaluation Roots: A Wider Perspective of Theorists' Views and Influences, Second Edition provides an updated examination of current evaluation theories and traces their evolution. The author shows how theories build upon theories and, therefore, evaluation theories are related to each other. The way in which these evaluation 'roots' grew to form a tree helps to provide a better understanding of evaluation theory. In addition to the editor's overview, which analyzes the evaluation theory tree and connections among theories, the book contains essays by most of the leading evaluation theorists. In these pieces, the evaluators comment on their own development and give their views of their placement upon the tree.

About Author

Marvin C. Alkin is Emeritus Professor in the Social Research Methodology Division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has been a member of the UCLA faculty since 1964 and has, at various times, served as Chair of the Education Department and Associate Dean of the school. Dr. Alkin was one of the founders of the Center for the Study of Evaluation and was its Director for 7 years. Dr. Alkin is a leading authority in the field of evaluation. He has published important research studies on the use of evaluation information in decision making and on comparative evaluation theory. His publications include five books on evaluation and more than 150 journal articles, book chapters, monographs, and technical reports. His books include Using Evaluations (with Peter White and Richard Daillak), Debates on Evaluation, Evaluation Roots (1st and 2nd editions), and the four-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Research (6th edition). Dr. Alkin is currently co-section Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation. He previously had been Editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. He has also been a consultant to numerous national governments and has directed program evaluations in 14 different countries.


Editor's Introduction - Marvin C. Alkin Acknowledgments Part I. Introduction 1. Comparing Evaluation Points of View - Marvin C. Alkin 2. An Evaluation Theory Tree - Christina A. Christie and Marvin C. Alkin Part II. Methods 3. Donald Campbell: The Accidental Evaluator - William R. Shadish and Jason K. Luellen 4. Roots, Cahoots, and Counsel - Robert F. Boruch 5. Causal Generalization: How Campbell and Cronbach Influenced My Theoretical Thinking on This Topic - Thomas D. Cook 6. The Educative Evaluator: An Interpretation of Lee J. Cronbach's Vision of Evaluation - Jennifer C. Greene 7. My Views of Evaluation and Their Origins - Peter H. Rossi 8. The Roots and Growth of Theory-Driven Evaluation: An Integrated Perspective for Assessing Viability, Effectuality, and Transferability - Huey T. Chen 9. Rooting for Evaluation: Digging Into Beliefs - Carol Hirschon Weiss 10. Multiple Routes: Evaluation, Assisted Sensemaking, and Pathways to Betterment - Melvin M. Mark and Gary T. Henry 11. Ralph W. Tyler's Contribution to Program Evaluation - George F. Madaus Part III. Valuing 12. Conceptual Revolutions in Evaluation: Past, Present, and Future - Michael Scriven 13. Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation in Education - H. M. Levin 14. Responsive Evaluation IV - Robert E. Stake 15. Work Memoir--Ideas and Influences - Ernest R. House 16. Making the World a Better Place Through Evaluation - Jennifer C. Greene 17. The Roots of Fourth Generation Evaluation: Theoretical and Methodological Origins - Yvonna S. Lincoln and Egon G. Guba 18. Social Transformation and Evaluation - Donna M. Mertens Part IV. Use 19. The CIPP Evaluation Model: Status, Origin, Development, Use, Theory - Daniel L. Stufflebeam 20. Using Evaluation to Improve Program Performance and Results - Joseph S. Wholey 21. Evaluation Purposes, Perspectives, and Practice - Eleanor Chelimsky 22. Context-Sensitive Evaluation - Marvin C. Alkin 23. The Roots of Utilization-Focused Evaluation - Michael Quinn Patton 24. Empowerment Evaluation: Learning to Think Like an Evaluator - David M. Fetterman 25. The Transformational Power of Evaluation: Passion, Purpose, and Practice - Hallie Preskill 26. Getting People Involved: The Origin of Interactive Evaluation Practice - Jean A. King 27. Privileging Empiricism in Our Profession: Understanding Use Through Systematic Inquiry - J. Bradley Cousins Part V. Evaluation Roots: A Wider Perspective 28. A European Evaluation Theory Tree - Nicoletta Stame 29. Australian and New Zealand Evaluation Theorists - Patricia J. Rogers and E. Jane Davidson 30. Evaluation Theory: A Wider Roots Perspective - Marvin C. Alkin, Christina A. Christie, and Anne T. Vo Online at www.sagepub.com/alkin2e: 31. The Roots of Connoisseurship and Criticism: A Personal Journey - Elliott W. Eisner 32. Evaluation Forms: Toward an Inclusive Framework for Evaluative Practice - John M. Owen Author Index Subject Index About the Editor About the Contributors

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412995740
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9781412995740
  • ISBN10: 1412995744
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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