A practitioner handbook on evaluation by Reinhard Stockmann, Gareth Bartley

By Reinhard Stockmann, Gareth Bartley

This finished instruction manual serves as a reference guide delivering solutions to almost each possible query that may come up throughout the making plans and implementation technique of an assessment. deals a simple creation to the principles and advantages of this sort of research, in addition to a comparability of alternative overview methods. additionally presents an in-depth methodological framework for facts dimension, information assortment and information administration with an outline of the reporting method. learn more... content material: 1. advent: What will we want overview For? / Reinhard Stockmann -- 2. An creation to evaluate / Reinhard Stockmann -- three. Competing and Complementary methods to evaluate / Reinhard Stockmann -- four. Organizational points of reviews / Stefan Silvestrini -- five. assessment Designs / Wolfgang Meyer -- 6. The Social Context of evaluate / Tasso Brandt -- 7. Measuring: signs -- Scales -- Indices -- Interpretations / Wolfgang Meyer -- eight. information assortment: Surveys -- Observations -- Non-reactive techniques / Wolfgang Meyer -- nine. An advent to facts administration and knowledge research / Peter Maats and Pascal Klären -- 10. Reporting / Vera Hennefeld and Ralph Meiers. summary: This complete guide serves as a reference handbook delivering solutions to almost each achievable query which can come up through the making plans and implementation strategy of an assessment. bargains a easy creation to the principles and advantages of this kind of research, in addition to a comparability of alternative overview methods. additionally offers an in-depth methodological framework for facts size, info assortment and knowledge administration with an outline of the reporting technique

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2 The CEval Evaluation Approach by Stockmann In the system selected here, the CEval evaluation approach is best classified as one of the management-oriented approaches, yet it goes far beyond these in terms of its perspective. The data obtained from evaluation can be put to numerous uses; they can be used just as easily to keep the general public informed as to assist management in policy-making. That is, the CEval approach is not narrowed by the way those on whose behalf it is applied perceive it; it is characterized by its impact-oriented focus.

Researchers must be aware of this fact and the problems that can result from it The methods used are qualitative and aim to explain/understand the respective objects being investigated in their respective actual context There is more than one reality; each of these realities can have its own influences on the social, political and cultural context of programmes and their evaluations. Differences in the achievement of the aims of the programme and programme impacts are associated in particular with factors such as economic status, ethnicity, sex, handicap The researcher should interact with the stakeholders in a way that takes account of those who are disadvantaged (‘empowers the observed’), without compromising the standards of the evaluation The use of scientific methods mainly serves the purpose of revealing cause-andeffect relationships so that results can also be generalized The emphasis in the deployment of methods is on the use of different methods such as clarify different perspectives and more on the juxtaposition of attitudes than on a generalization of results Source: After Lee (2004: 151).

In order to be able to ascertain the causes of the sustainability, not only the framework conditions but also in particular the individual programme phases during planning and implementation must be analysed, for numerous studies have shown again and again: ‘It has been realized that sustainability and impact might be founded as much in the pre-start period as in the actual implementation’ (INTEGRATION 1985: 5). The usefulness which can arise from the evaluation of projects and programmes can be categorized as follows: 1.

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