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Patton, Michael Quinn

Works: 84 works in 498 publications in 6 languages and 15,367 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Methods (Music) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: H62, 300.723
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Most widely held works about Michael Quinn Patton
Most widely held works by Michael Quinn Patton
Qualitative research and evaluation methods by Michael Quinn Patton( Book )

92 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book has been completely revised with hundreds of new examples and stories illuminating all aspects of qualitative inquiry. This third edition has retained and expanded upon the exhibits, which highlight and summarize major issues, guidelines, the summative sections, tables, and figures as well as the sage advice of the Sufi-Zen master, Halcolm. This revision will help readers integrate and make sense of the great volume of qualitative works published in the past decade. New to this edition: integrates and makes sense of the great volume of qualitative works published in the past decade; offers strategies for enhancing quality and credibility of qualitative findings by presenting a new framework for differentiating five contrasting and competing sets of standards for judging the quality and utility of findings; unravels the complexities of mixed methods and triangulation; explains the new issues and approaches to fieldwork as well as providing detailed analytical guidelines, including software and computer-assisted options; explores, compares and contrasts 16 different theoretical and philosophical approaches to qualitative inquiry; examines alternative interviewing strategies and approaches, including focus group interviews, group interviews, and cross-cultural interviews; identifies the latest Internet resources
Utilization-focused evaluation : the new century text by Michael Quinn Patton( Book )

70 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can evaluation be used to improve programs? Can it contribute to program effectiveness? Do evaluators bear any responsibility for evaluation use and program improvement? This skillfully honed revision by master storyteller and evaluator, Michael Quinn Patton, answers these questions and provides the most comprehensive review and integration ever done of the vast literature on evaluation use and practice. Entirely rewritten, this edition offers readers a full-fledged evaluation text from identifying primary users of an evaluation to focusing the evaluation, making methods decisions, analyzing data, and presenting findings." "Both practical and theoretical, Utilization-Focused Evaluation: The New Century Text, Third Edition tells how to conduct program evaluations and why to conduct them in the manner prescribed. Each chapter contains a review of the relevant literature and actual case examples to illustrate major points."--Jacket
La cartographie des incidences : intégrer l'apprentissage et la réflexion dans les programmes de développement by Sarah Earl( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Section de l'évaluation et certains programmes du CRDI collaborent avec Barry Kibel, du Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, afin d'adapter sa démarche d'ingénierie des incidences au contexte de la recherche pour le développement. On a mis au point une méthodologie appelée Outcome Mapping pour définir et évaluer l'apport des programmes de développement dans la réalisation des incidences. Cette méthode peut servirau niveau du projet, du programme et de l'organisation. Elle est en constante évolution et c'est pourquoi nous attendons avec impatience vos commentaires et vos suggest
Outcome mapping : building learning and reflection into development programs by Sarah Earl( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More and more, development organizations are under pressure to demonstrate that their programs result in significant and lasting changes in the well-being of their intended beneficiaries. However, such "impacts" are often the product of a confluence of events for which no single agency or group of agencies can realistically claim full credit. As a result, assessing development impacts is problematic, yet many organizations continue to struggle to measure results far beyond the reach of their programs." "Outcome Mapping recognizes that development is essentially about people relating to each other and their environment. The originality of this approach lies in its shift away from assessing the products of a program to focus on changes in behaviour, relationships, actions, and activities in the people, groups, and organizations it works with directly. In doing so, Outcome Mapping debunks many of the myths about measuring impact. It will help a program be specific about the actors it targets, the changes it expects to see, and the strategies it employs and, as a result, be more effective in terms of the results it achieves. This publication explains the various steps in the outcome mapping approach and provides detailed information on workshop design and facilitation. It includes numerous worksheets and examples."--Jacket
Building in research and evaluation : human inquiry for living systems by Yoland Wadsworth( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoland Wadsworth's ground-breaking proposition is that the act of inquiry is the way by which every living organism and all collective human life goes about continuously learning, improving and changing. Building in Research and Evaluation explores this new approach, a basic theory of human understanding and action. By deepening our understanding about the cyclical processes of acting, observing, questioning, feeling, reflecting, thinking, planning and acting again, Wadsworth identifies how new life might be brought to what we do, both professionally, and personally. Far from being dry academi
How to use qualitative methods in evaluation by Michael Quinn Patton( Book )

44 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to help those evaluators who want to employ qualitative methods to know when it is appropriate to do so, and to know how to use qualitative methods in ways that will produce useful and valid data
Qualitative evaluation and research methods by Michael Quinn Patton( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revised and updated textbook on qualitative methodology for students, researchers and practitioners, with examples to clarify concepts that include problem identification, participant observation, interviewing, document analysis, triangulation, data analysis and reporting
Creative evaluation by Michael Quinn Patton( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family sexual abuse : frontline research and evaluation by Michael Quinn Patton( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This valuable book reviews and discusses the latest research on family sexual abuse. With contributions by both practitioners and researchers, it covers such issues as sibling incest; the background of sexual offenders; effects of sexual abuse on children, of offender removal from the home and of reunification and the prognosis for incest offenders after treatment. Within this context the immediate problems of local practitioners dealing with real life instances are highlighted and discussed
Practical evaluation by Michael Quinn Patton( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book takes seriously the notion that evaluation practice should be guided by attention to criteria of excellence. This book builds on the work of evaluation standards committee (1981), The evaluation network, the evaluation research society, and the variuos disciplina- ry associations in their efforts to improve the quality of applied social science. In so doing, this book explores the practical impli- cations of conducting evaluations that exibit four fundamental crite- ria of excellence: Utility, feasibility, propriety and accuracy
Debates on evaluation by Marvin C Alkin( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developmental evaluation : applying complexity concepts to enhance innovation and use by Michael Quinn Patton( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developmental Evaluation offers a powerful approach to monitoring and supporting social innovations by working in partnership with program decision makers. In this book, eminent authority Michael Quinn Patton show shows how to conduct evaluations within a developmental evaluation framework. Patton draws on insights about complex dynamic systems, uncertainty, nonlinearity, and emergence. He illustrated how developmental evaluation can be used for a range of purposes: ongoing program development, adapting effective principles of practice to local context, generating innovations and taking them to scale, and facilitating rapid response in crisis situations
Getting to maybe : how the world is changed by Frances Westley( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of us have a deep desire to make the world around us a better place. But often our good intentions are undermined by the fear that we are so insignificant in the big scheme of things that nothing we can do will actually help feed the world's hungry, fix the damage of a Hurricane Katrina or even get a healthy lunch programme up and running in the local school. We tend to think that great social change is the province of heroes - an intimidating view of reality that keeps ordinary people on the couch. But extraordinary leaders such as Gandhi and even unlikely social activists such as Bob Geldof most often see themselves as harnessing the forces around them, rather than singlehandedly setting those forces in motion. The trick in any great social project - from the global fight against AIDS to working to eradicate poverty in a single Canadian city - is to stop looking at the discrete elements and start trying to understand the complex relationships between them. By studying fascinating real-life examples of social change through this systems-and-relationships lens, the authors of Getting to Maybe tease out the rules of engagement between volunteers, leaders, organizations and circumstance - between individuals and what Shakespeare called "the tide in the affairs of men."
Culture and evaluation by Michael Quinn Patton( Book )

11 editions published between 1935 and 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching evaluation using the case method( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essentials of utilization-focused evaluation by Michael Quinn Patton( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Michael Quinn Patton's best-selling Utilization-Focused Evaluation, this briefer book provides an overall framework and essential checklist steps for designing and conducting evaluations that actually get used. The new material and innovative graphics present the utilization-focused evaluation process as a complex adaptive system, incorporating current understandings about systems thinking and complexity concepts. The book integrates theory and practice, is based on both research and professional experience, and offers new case examples and cartoons with Patton's signature humor. -
An independent evaluation of the Switching Operations Fatality Analysis 2010 Working Group's processes( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Switching Operations Fatality Analysis (SOFA) Working Group was formed to analyze the factors contributing to fatalities in switching operations. The 2010 Working Group invited an independent team of evaluators to assess the thoroughness of the SOFA methodology with the goal of promoting utilization of SOFA findings. This report, prepared by the evaluation team, describes the SOFA 2010 tools and processes and concludes that they are both systematic and rigorous. The railroad industry is urged to give careful consideration to the findings of the SOFA Working Group in the interest of improving rail yard safety in the years ahead."--Technical report documentation page
Developmental evaluation exemplars : principles in practice by Michael Quinn Patton( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Developmental evaluation (DE) provides evaluative information and feedback to social innovators, and their funders and supporters, to inform adaptive development of change initiatives in complex dynamic environments. DE brings to innovation and adaptation the processes of asking evaluative questions, applying evaluation logic, and gathering and reporting evaluative data to inform and support the development of innovative projects, programs, initiatives, products, organizations, and/or systems change efforts with timely feedback. This book presents the current state of the art and practice of DE through 12 case exemplars. The book also answers to common questions about DE, presents a synthesis of patterns, themes, insights and lessons drawn from the case studies, and, for the first time, identifies and explains the essential guiding principles of DE"--
Evaluating strategy( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative evaluation research paradigm by Michael Quinn Patton( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph is one of a continuing series initiated to provide materials for teachers, parents, school administrators, and governmental decision-makers that might encourage reexamination of a range of evaluation issues and perspectives about schools and schooling. This monograph is a description and analysis of two contrasting paradigms: one that now dominates the field of evaluation research, practiced by the great majority of academic researchers in education and the social sciences; and another, the "alternative paradigm," which has been ignored. The two paradigms are outlined by a set of dichotomies to facilitate analysis and discussion: (1) qualitative vs. Quantitative methodology; (2) validity vs. Reliability; (3) subjectivity vs. Objectivity; (4) closeness to vs. Distance from the data; (5) holistic vs. Component analysis; (6) process vs. Outcome evaluation; (7) uniqueness vs. Generalization; and (8) research for practitioners vs. Research for scientists. Each of these contributes one chapter to the total of 12. They are preceded by an introduction and followed by a chapter of conclusions and a bibliography. (Dmt)
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Outcome mapping : building learning and reflection into development programs
Utilization-focused evaluation : the new century textOutcome mapping : building learning and reflection into development programsBuilding in research and evaluation : human inquiry for living systemsHow to use qualitative methods in evaluationQualitative evaluation and research methodsFamily sexual abuse : frontline research and evaluationPractical evaluationDevelopmental evaluation : applying complexity concepts to enhance innovation and use
Alternative Names
Michael Quinn Patton American sociologist

Patton, Michael Q.

Patton, Michael Q. 1945-

Patton, Michael Quim

Patton, Michael Quinn

Quinn Patton, Michael

Quinn-Patton, Michael 1945-

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