Interactive Evaluation Practice: Mastering the Interpersonal Dynamics of Program Evaluation
1 Jan 2012
SAGE Publications Inc
Jean A. King
You've taken your introduction to evaluation course and are about to do your first evaluation project. Where do you begin? This book helps bridge the gap between the theory of evaluation and its practice, giving students the specific skills they need to use in different evaluation settings. The authors present readers with three organizing frameworks (derived from social interdependence theory from social psychology, evaluation use research, and the evaluation capacity building literature) for thinking about evaluation practice. These frameworks help readers track the various skills or strategies to use for distinctive evaluation situations. In addition, the authors provide explicit advice about how to solve specific evaluation problems. Numerous examples throughout the text bring interactive practice to life in a variety of settings.