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Credibility  validity  and assumptions in program evaluation methodology

Nkwake Apollo M

Springer; 2015 - (001.4)

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  • Nhan đề:
    Credibility  validity  and assumptions in program evaluation methodology
  • Tác giả: Nkwake Apollo M
  • Chủ đề: Social sciences; Evaluation; Reference
  • Mô tả: This book focuses on assumptions underlying methods choice in program evaluation Credible program evaluation extends beyond the accuracy of research designs to include arguments justifying the appropriateness of methods An important part of this justification is explaining the assumptions made about the validity of methods This book provides a framework for understanding methodological assumptions identifying the decisions made at each stage of the evaluation process the major forms of validity affected by those decisions and the preconditions for and assumptions about those validities Though the selection of appropriate research methodology is not a new topic within social development research previous publications suggest only advantages and disadvantages of using various methods and when to use them This book goes beyond other publications to analyze the assumptions underlying actual methodological choices in evaluation studies and how these eventually influence evaluation quality The analysis offered is supported by a collation of assumptions collected from a case study of 34 evaluations Due to its in depth analysis strong theoretical basis and practice examples  Credibility Validity and Assumptions is a must have resource for researchers students university professors and practitioners in program evaluation Importantly it provides tools for the application of appropriate research methods in program evaluation
  • Nơi xuất bản: Springer
  • Năm xuất bản: 2015
  • Định dạng: 178 p
  • Ngôn ngữ: English

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