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A Practical Approach To Program Evaluation #BookReview

Posted on the 18 March 2018 by Jaideep Khanduja @PebbleInWaters

Conversations about Evaluation: The Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation by Miri Levin-Rozalis is different from the regular stuff. Firstly, this book includes an inventive way of using dialog. Secondly, through this dialogue, it aims to discuss primary focus areas of evaluation. These focus areas include the evolution of evaluation knowledge and its social and historical aspects. It, in addition, also includes issues of ethics and social justice. The reader will learn how complex it is dealing with the real world. It also studies the challenges involving highlighting cultures across the globe. Last but not the least, it talks about the responsibilities of an evaluator and its limitations. Though individual approaches to evaluation vary, the book broadly talks about the basic concepts and considerations in the evaluation of different kind of programs or projects. That means whatever approach you apply to evaluation, this is a good source of knowledge.

A Practical Approach To Program Evaluation #BookReview

Conversations about Evaluation: The Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation by Miri Levin-Rozalis is good for any level of evaluators. In fact, it gives you a global level of professional vision. Rather it provides a deep learning of program evaluation. It lets you understand all kind of vital ingredients of evaluation. It is, as a matter of fact, an independent approach to unbiased research on the topic. The book is equally capable of providing enough food for thought for professionals, practitioners, teachers, and students in the field. The book has three parts. While first part raises all kind of questions that could come to the mind of any professional, practitioner, teacher, or student. The second part, then, provides answers to these questions. Finally, the third part is about the ACT. The ACT is nothing but Abductions, Cybernetics, and Teleology. It also talks about how these three come together.

Program Evaluation Is An Interesting Topic

Overall, the book is a must for all stakeholders engaged in program evaluation.

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