Standards-Based and Responsive Evaluation

3.4 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780761926658: Standards-Based and Responsive Evaluation
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The book begins with the main strategic choices an evaluator needs to make between approaches: quantitatively,by explicating criteria, needs, standards, and performances, or qualitatively, by studying the activity, aspirations, problems, and accomplishments of the participants and critical observers. After reading the text, students will have a better appreciation of evaluation as a process that needs to be custom-fit to the situation. Throughout the book, Stake presents evaluation as a series of choices for the reader: - To remain independent or to join with program staff or stakeholders - To value personal experience as evidence or to shun it as biased - To aid development formatively or to assess the existing program summatively - To use issues, goals, gains, efficiency, or problem solving as the key conceptual structure - To invest small or large in trying out and validating data-gathering procedures - To support the standards and ethical codes of professional associations Standards-Based and Responsive Evaluation will prove an essential text for program evaluation courses in education, nursing, social work, psychology, sociology, communication, and anthropology. Experienced researchers and professional evaluators will also find this an invaluable reference for a more experiential, interpretive approach to evaluation work and policy setting.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

We can be grateful that Dr. Stake decided to cap his distinguished career by sharing his ideas in writing. This is a book that evaluators will want to have in their personal library. It tells us a lot about our field, highlights contrasting ways of evaluating without pitting one against the other, and manages to remind us why many of us chose this line of work in the first place. (EVALUATION AND PROGRAM PLANNING)

About the Author:

Professor Stake received his B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in naval science and Spanish from the University of Nebraska in 1950. He graduated with an M.A. in educational psychology in 1954 from this university. In 1958, he received his Ph.D. in psychology from Princeton University. From 1955 to 1958, he was a Psychometric Fellow at the Educational Testing Service. Then, an Associate Professor and Faculty Research Coordinator of the College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. In 1963, he arrived at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he assisted Thomas Hastings, Lee Cronbach, and Jack Easley in the creation of the new evaluation center, CIRCE, and in developing a program of research on program evaluation. He also became the Associate Director of the Statewide High School Testing Program. In 1975, he became director of CIRCE. He has been active in the program evaluation profession and has promoted an approach to evaluation methods called "responsive evaluation." He took up a qualitative perspective, particularly case study methods, in order to represent the personal experience and complexity of evaluation study. He received the Lazerfeld Award from the American Evaluation Association and an honorary doctorate from the University of Uppsala.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dr. Robert E. Stake
Published by SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN 10: 0761926658 ISBN 13: 9780761926658
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications, Inc. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0761926658 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0317845

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
44.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.57
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Robert E. Stake (Editor)
Published by SAGE Publications, Inc (2003)
ISBN 10: 0761926658 ISBN 13: 9780761926658
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications, Inc, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0761926658

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
49.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.57
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Robert E. Stake
Published by SAGE Publications, Inc (2003)
ISBN 10: 0761926658 ISBN 13: 9780761926658
New Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications, Inc, 2003. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FJ-9780761926658

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
46.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Dr. Robert E. Stake
Published by SAGE Publications Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0761926658 ISBN 13: 9780761926658
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications Inc, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Written by a master writer and evaluator, this text explores the many conceptual choices an evaluator needs to make--from attention to stakeholders, to weighing ethical risks, to writing a useful report--when doing an evaluation. The book begins with the main strategic choices an evaluator needs to make between approaches: quantitatively,by explicating criteria, needs, standards, and performances, or, qualitatively, by studying the activity, aspirations, problems, and accomplishments of the participants and critical observers. Throughout the book, the author presents evaluation as a series of choices for the reader. He leads audiences to consider whether they would prefer to remain independent as evaluators or to join with a staff and/or stakeholders connected to the program; to aid in development formatively or to assess the whole program summatively; to invest minimally or largely in trying out and validating data gathering procedures; and how much to support professional associations, their standards, and ethics. After reading the book, students will have a better appreciation of evaluation as a process that needs to be custom-fit to the situation. Seller Inventory # AAX9780761926658

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
56.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Robert E. Stake (editor)
Published by SAGE Publications 2003-10-30, Thousand Oaks, Calif. |London (2003)
ISBN 10: 0761926658 ISBN 13: 9780761926658
New paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications 2003-10-30, Thousand Oaks, Calif. |London, 2003. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780761926658

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
51.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Stake, Robert E.
Published by Sage Publications 2004-01 (2004)
ISBN 10: 0761926658 ISBN 13: 9780761926658
New Quantity Available: 5
Print on Demand
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sage Publications 2004-01, 2004. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-LSI-07012579

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
53.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Dr. Robert E. Stake
Published by SAGE Publications Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0761926658 ISBN 13: 9780761926658
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications Inc, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Written by a master writer and evaluator, this text explores the many conceptual choices an evaluator needs to make--from attention to stakeholders, to weighing ethical risks, to writing a useful report--when doing an evaluation. The book begins with the main strategic choices an evaluator needs to make between approaches: quantitatively,by explicating criteria, needs, standards, and performances, or, qualitatively, by studying the activity, aspirations, problems, and accomplishments of the participants and critical observers. Throughout the book, the author presents evaluation as a series of choices for the reader. He leads audiences to consider whether they would prefer to remain independent as evaluators or to join with a staff and/or stakeholders connected to the program; to aid in development formatively or to assess the whole program summatively; to invest minimally or largely in trying out and validating data gathering procedures; and how much to support professional associations, their standards, and ethics. After reading the book, students will have a better appreciation of evaluation as a process that needs to be custom-fit to the situation. Seller Inventory # AAX9780761926658

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
58.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Robert E. Stake
Published by Sage Publications 2004-01-01 (2004)
ISBN 10: 0761926658 ISBN 13: 9780761926658
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sage Publications 2004-01-01, 2004. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-SGE-00003239

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
55.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Robert E. Stake
Published by SAGE Publications, Inc (2003)
ISBN 10: 0761926658 ISBN 13: 9780761926658
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications, Inc, 2003. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780761926658

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
57.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.85
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Dr. Robert E. Stake
Published by SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN 10: 0761926658 ISBN 13: 9780761926658
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications, Inc. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0761926658 Brand New ,Original , Sourced Directly from publisher, 5-8 business days worldwide delivery . Seller Inventory # GSE#B5144

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
58.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book