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BOOK: Patton, M. Q. (2008). Utilization-focused evaluation (4. ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

The Fourth Edition of the bestselling Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides expert, detailed advice on conducting program evaluations from one of leading experts. Chock full of useful pedagogy - including a unique utilization-focused evaluation checklist - this book presents Michael Quinn Patton’s distinctive opinions based on more than thirty years of experience.
Key Features of the Fourth Edition:
- Provides thoroughly updated materials including more international content; new references; new exhibits and sidebars; and new examples, stories, and cartoons
- Includes follow-up exercises at the end of each chapter
- Features a utilization-focused evaluation checklist
- Gives greater emphasis on mixed methods
- Analyzes the pluses and minuses of the increased emphasis on accountability and performance measurement in government at all levels
- Details the explosion of international evaluation
Intended Audience:
Both theoretical and practical, this core text is an essential resource for students enrolled in Program Evaluation courses in a variety of disciplines - including public administration, government, social sciences, education, and management. Practitioners will also find this text invaluable.
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