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Developmental evaluation : applying complexity concepts to enhance innovation and use / Michael Quinn Patton.

By: Patton, Michael Quinn.
Call number: HD69.P75 P3344 2011 Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Guilford Press, c2011Description: xxi, 375 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781606238721 (pbk. : acid-free paper)Subject(s): Project management -- Evaluation | Organizational effectiveness -- MeasurementDDC classification: 658.4
Contents:
Developmental evaluation defined and positioned -- Developmental evaluation as a distinct purpose and niche -- Thinking outside evaluation's boxes -- Situation recognition and responsiveness : distinguishing simple, complicated, and complex -- Systems thinking and complexity concepts for developmental evaluation -- How the world is changed : a dialectic with thesis and antithesis, and developmental evaluation as the synthesis -- The adaptive cycle and developmental evaluation -- Developmental evaluation inquiry frameworks -- Developmental evaluation bricolage : reflective practice, sensitizing concepts, action research, abduction, systems change, and retrospective developmental evaluation -- Utilization-focused developmental evaluation : engagement practices, diverse designs, and adaptive methods.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-353) and indexes.

Developmental evaluation defined and positioned -- Developmental evaluation as a distinct purpose and niche -- Thinking outside evaluation's boxes -- Situation recognition and responsiveness : distinguishing simple, complicated, and complex -- Systems thinking and complexity concepts for developmental evaluation -- How the world is changed : a dialectic with thesis and antithesis, and developmental evaluation as the synthesis -- The adaptive cycle and developmental evaluation -- Developmental evaluation inquiry frameworks -- Developmental evaluation bricolage : reflective practice, sensitizing concepts, action research, abduction, systems change, and retrospective developmental evaluation -- Utilization-focused developmental evaluation : engagement practices, diverse designs, and adaptive methods.

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