An Introduction to Principles, Methods and Practice
- Alan Clarke - University of Surrey, UK
Evaluation (General) | Qualitative Evaluation | Quantitative Evaluation
- illustrates the contribution both quantitative and qualitative methods can make to evaluation;
- stresses the important part played by theory in the evaluation enterprise;
- introduces some of the conceptual, methodological and practical problems encountered when undertaking this type of applied research, especially in the areas of criminal justice, health care and education.
This is one of the few texts available which focuses exclusively on evaluation research. The introductory chapter helps set the context for evaluation research. The following chapters explore, theory, methods and the practice of evaluation research, which are very readable. The inclusion of chapters exlporing the application of evaluation research in different contexts is useful.