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American Evaluation Association

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Works: 109 works in 250 publications in 1 language and 11,965 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Case studies 
Classifications: H1, 361.61
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Most widely held works by American Evaluation Association
The American journal of evaluation by American Evaluation Association( )

in English and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Journal of Evaluation (AJE) explores decisions and challenges related to conceptualizing, designing and conducting evaluations. Four times/year it offers original, peer-reviewed, articles about the methods, theory, ethics, politics, and practice of evaluation. AJE features broad, multidisciplinary perspectives on issues in evaluation relevant to education, public administration, behavioral sciences, human services, health sciences, sociology, criminology and other disciplines and professional practice fields
Evaluation practice by American Evaluation Association( )

in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions for evaluation : a publication of the American Evaluation Association by American Evaluation Association( )

in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions for program evaluation( )

in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of thematic journals presenting the latest techniques and procedures for conducting useful evaluation studies of all types of programs
Evaluation models : viewpoints on educational and human services evaluation by Daniel L Stufflebeam( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Faced with a growing array of program evaluation approaches, evaluators should periodically take stock of their options. In this spirit, this monograph identifies, analyzes, and judges twenty-two evaluation approaches thought to cover most program evaluation efforts. Two approaches - labeled Pseudoevaluations - are politically oriented and often used illegitimately to misrepresent a program's value. The remaining twenty are judged to be legitimate and categorized for their orientations as Questions/ Methods, Improvement/Accountability, and Social Agenda/Advocacy. The best and most applicable approaches were judged to be Client-Centered/Responsive, Utilization-Focused, Decision/Accountability, Consumer-Oriented, Constructivist, Deliberative Democratic, Case Study, Outcome/Value Added Assessment, and Accreditation. The approaches judged least defensible or least useful include Public Relations, Politically Controlled, Accountability (especially payment by results), Clarification Hearing, and Program Theory-Based. The rest - including Objectives-Based, Experimental Studies, Management Information Systems, Criticism and Connoisseurship, Mixed Methods, Benefit-Cost Analysis, Performance Testing, and Objective Testing Programs - were judged to have restricted, though beneficial program evaluation applications. No evaluation approach is always best, and my analysis is intended to assist evaluators to choose that one or combination of approaches that best fits particular evaluation assignments. The approaches were judged for adherence to professional standards for evaluations. The employed standards-based, metaevaluation checklist is referenced, so that interested parties can examine its validity and/or apply it themselves. In introducing this issue, the co-editor of New Directions for Evaluation invites readers to study, discuss, critique, and/or build upon my analyses and judgments, and especially to consider which approaches work best in which circumstances. I join Dr. Henry in his invitation and look forward to productive exchanges with AEA members and others on how best to strengthen evaluators' choices and uses of evaluation approaches."--Jacket
Using appreciative inquiry in evaluation by Hallie S Preskill( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This issue explores the potential role of Appreciative Inquiry, a process that searches for what is best in people and organizations, in evaluation
Progress and future directions in evaluation : perspectives on theory, practice and methods( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Last year, the American Evaluation Association celebrated its tenth anniversary. The annual conference, held in November 1996 and entitled AEA: A Decade of Progress, Looking Back and Looking Forward, provided an opportunity to review the history and status of the field of evaluation and chart future directions. For this volume, we have selected a broad sampling of papers from this conference to offer the reader an array of perspectives on where the field has been and where it should be going. The seven authors, all seasoned evaluators, collectively provide a review of the development of evaluation and offer perspectives on its current status and its future directions. Among the several themes noted, one cross-cutting theme emerges as a guiding beacon for the future. Evaluators, whether conducting a single study or a set of studies, are contributing to a broader enterprise. In doing so, we must be more cognizant of our responsibility to design and implement our studies with this broader contribution in mind."--Jacket
Evaluating health and human service programs in community settings( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reasoning in evaluation : inferential links and leaps( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evaluators are in the business of reasoning their way toward legitimate conclusions that clients and other stakeholder groups can use. In everyday practice, evaluators collect and combine evidence to draw conclusions about something or someone. Reasoning is the basis for what evaluators do and what they tell their clients to do. But is the reasoning sound? Evaluative conclusions are often sources of controversy, and the inferences drawn from evidence always have potential loopholes for error. In what ways can the conclusions resulting from evaluations be trusted? How can evaluators reliably combine evidence from multiple sources into a final judgment about the merit or worth of something. How, and in what ways, can evaluative conclusions be justified in an objective way similar to empirical conclusions? Obtaining answers to these perennial questions facing evaluators in every evaluation is the field's greatest unmet challenge." "To stimulate debate and encourage more scholarship in this area the authors in this volume of New Directions for Evaluation grapple with some of the thorny problems of how to better understand the reasoning process that is used to establish evaluative conclusions. The reader will leave this discussion thinking more clearly and critically about logical practice, appreciating the central role of reasoning in the successful practice of evaluation, and pondering the various avenues by which to contribute to future developments."--Jacket
Advances in survey research( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of New Directions for Evaluation focuses on recent lines of theory and research related to survey design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation. The volume also includes an analysis of how surveys can be used to involve the public in program and policy evaluation. All survey modes - mail, telephone, and personal interview - are discussed. Our intent is to help evaluators improve the quality of surveys they conduct and to stimulate evaluators to use surveys in new contexts."--Jacket
Evaluating initiatives to integrate human services( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating country development policies and programs : new approaches for a new agenda( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth participatory evaluation : a field in the making( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A user's guide to program templates : a new tool for evaluating program content( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of cultural competence in evaluation : toward principles and practices( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation and auditing : prospects for convergence( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorists' models in action( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of New Directions for Evaluation analyzes how theorists apply their approach in practice. A scenario of a situation at an elementary school is presented to four prominent theorists, who describe how they would design and conduct an evaluation of the school's program. The editors consider the theorists' proposed evaluations, as well as their subsequent comments, to develop themes related to the influence of theory and context on practice. They also provide a comparative analysis of the theorists' evaluation approaches in relation to the context of the evaluation case presented."--BOOK JACKET
The mainstreaming of evaluation( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Co-constructing a contextually responsive evaluation framework : the talent development model of school reform( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching evaluation using the case method( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Evaluation models : viewpoints on educational and human services evaluation
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Using appreciative inquiry in evaluationProgress and future directions in evaluation : perspectives on theory, practice and methodsEvaluating health and human service programs in community settingsAdvances in survey researchYouth participatory evaluation : a field in the makingIn search of cultural competence in evaluation : toward principles and practicesEvaluation and auditing : prospects for convergenceTheorists' models in action