Program Evaluation Theory and Practice

Second Edition
A Comprehensive Guide

Donna M. Mertens and Amy T. Wilson

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I. The Landscape of Evaluation

1. Introduction to Evaluation: Defining Terms and Ethical Considerations

2. Framing Evaluation: Paradigms, Branches, and Theories

II. Historical and Contemporary Evaluation Paradigms, Branches, Theories, and Approaches

3. The Postpositivist Paradigm and the Methods Branch

4. The Pragmatic Paradigm and the Use Branch

5. The Constructivist Paradigm and the Values Branch

6. The Transformative Paradigm and the Social Justice Branch

III. Planning Evaluations

7. Working with Stakeholders: Establishing the Context and the Evaluand sample

8. Evaluation Purposes, Types, and Questions

9. Evaluation Designs

10. Data Collection Strategies and Indicators

11. Stakeholders, Participants, and Sampling

12. Data Analysis and Interpretation

IV. Implementation in Evaluation: Communication and Utilization of Findings, Management, Meta-Evaluation, and Challenges

13. Communication and Utilization of Findings

14. Meta-Evaluation and Project Management

15. Perennial and Emerging Issues in Evaluation

Abbreviation Dictionary

Glossary

References