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The science of evaluation: a realist manifesto

The science of evaluation: a realist manifesto

Pawson, Ray, 1948-

Evaluation researchers are tasked with providing the evidence to guide programme building and to assess its outcomes. As such they labour under the highest expectations to which they have responded with a huge portfolio of research techniques and schemes to establish standards for evaluative inquiry and to accredit evaluation practitioners. A big question remains: has this monumental effort produced a progressive, cumulative and authoritative body of knowledge that we might think of as evaluation science? This is the question addressed by Ray Pawson in this book

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published London: SAGE, c2013

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Statement of responsibility: Ray Pawson
ISBN: 1473913829, 9781446252437, 9781473913820
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Description based on print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xix, 216 p.)
Subject: Evaluation.; Evaluation research (Social action programs); Policy sciences Research Evaluation.