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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc (October 22, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412957079
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412957076
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.8 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #771,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[The book's] design is a good one, containing papers for, papers against, and papers offering a synthesisand summing up." (Kenneth Watson The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation 2011-01-01)

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Stewart I. Donaldson is Professor and Chair of Psychology, Director of the Institute of Organizational and Program Evaluation Research, and Dean of the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. Dean Donaldson continues to develop and lead one of the most extensive and rigorous graduate programs specializing in applied psychological and evaluation science. He has taught numerous university courses, professional development workshops, and has mentored and coached more than 100 graduate students and working professionals during the past two decades. Dr. Donaldson has also provided organizational consulting, applied research, or program evaluation services to more than 100 different organizations. He has been Principal Investigator on more than 30 extramural grants and contracts to support research, evaluations, scholarship, and graduate students at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Donaldson serves on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Evaluation, New Directions for Evaluation, and the Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation; is co-founder and leads the Southern California Evaluation Association; and served as Co-Chair of the Theory-Driven Evaluation and Program Theory Topical Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association for 8 years. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 evaluation reports, scientific journal articles, and chapters.


Christina A. Christie is a Professor and Head of the Social Research Methodology Division in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles. Christie specializes in educational and social policy and program evaluation. Her research focuses on the factors and conditions that influence evaluation practice in an effort to strengthen our understanding of evaluation as a method for facilitating social change. She has published extensively and her work appears in journals such American Journal of Evaluation, Children and Youth Services Review, Evaluation and Program Planning, Studies in Educational Evaluation and Teachers College Record. Christie has served on the board of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and is the former Chair of the Theories of Evaluation Division and the Research on Evaluation Division of AEA. Currently, she is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Evaluation.



Melvin M. Mark is Professor and Head of Psychology at Penn State University. A past president of the American Evaluation Association, he has also served as Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation where he is now Editor Emeritus. Dr. Mark’s interests include the theory, methodology, practice, and profession of program and policy evaluation. He has been involved in evaluations in a number of areas, including prevention programs, federal personnel policies, and various educational interventions including STEM program evaluation. Among his books are Evaluation: An integrated framework for understanding, guiding, and improving policies and programs (Jossey-Bass, 2000; with Gary Henry and George Julnes) and the recent SAGE Handbook of Evaluation (Sage, 2006; edited with Ian Shaw and Jennifer Greene), as well as forthcoming books Evaluation in action: Interviews with expert evaluators (Sage; with Jody Fitzpatrick and Tina Christie) and Social Psychology and Evaluation (Guilford; with Stewart Donaldson and Bernadette Campbell).

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tamah on September 13, 2011
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I find this book very helpful in researching arguments for and against random controlled trials as the only form of credible research. There are several perspectives that catalyze further thought and research on the subject. This book is well worth the cost and time to read it. I believe its applicability is long-standing for other classes as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. I. Uitto on December 19, 2012
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The evaluation field continues to engage in paradigm wars that involve heated debates over which approaches and methodologies produce the most reliable results to support evidence-based policy-making. Somewhat regretfully, the commendable goal of enhanced rigour in evaluation research has been hijacked by a focus on a narrow set of experimental methods--randomized controlled trials or RCTs--which have been proclaimed as the `gold standard' by their proponents. This trend has been boosted by calls for unambiguous measurements of results and impacts, and cost-efficiency, by policy-makers and bureaucrats struggling with making policy choices and undertaking programs under increasing resource constraints. On the other side, the reaction from the proponents of more qualitative methodologies and participatory approaches to evaluation has been strong, even emotional at times. As a professional evaluator, I've witnessed these brawls first hand.

This book makes an excellent contribution to the debate through a balanced presentation of the issues and by letting the different sides to make their respective cases. The authors in the book include a number of leading scholars and practitioners in the field. The perspective is North American (all authors work in the US or Canada) and draws heavily on experiences from education and social services. Although my own work pertains to evaluating international development programs, I found the discussion in the book on what constitutes credible evidence very valuable.

In the two introductory chapters the editors frame the debate in the context of a search for evidence-based society and how this has played out in the use of experimental and non-experimental designs for collecting evidence.
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