Responding to evaluator and instructor demand, this book presents a diverse set of high-quality developmental evaluation (DE) case studies. Twelve insightful exemplars illustrate how DE is used to evaluate innovative initiatives in complex, dynamic environments, including a range of fields and international settings. Written by leading practitioners, chapters offer a rare window into what it takes to do DE, what roles must be fulfilled, and what results can be expected. Each case opens with an incisive introduction by the editors. The book also addresses frequently asked questions about DE, synthesizes key themes and lessons learned from the exemplars, and identifies eight essential principles of DE. See also Michael Quinn Patton's Developmental Evaluation, the authoritative presentation of DE.
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Author Biography - Michael Quinn Patton
Michael Quinn Patton, PhD, is an independent evaluation consultant with more than 40 years of experience. Based in Minnesota, he is a former president of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). His six evaluation books include Developmental Evaluation, Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods (now in its fourth edition ), and Essentials of Utilization-Focused Evaluation. He is a recipient of the Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Award for outstanding contributions to evaluation use and practice and the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Evaluation Theory Award, both from AEA. Kate McKegg, MA, is an independent evaluation consultant with more than 20 years of experience. She is Director of The Knowledge Institute Ltd and a member of the Kinnect Group in Hamilton, New Zealand. She is also the current President of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association and a former board member of the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES). Ms. McKegg is coeditor of Evaluating Policy and Practice: A New Zealand Reader. With Nan Wehipeihana, Kataraina Pipi, and Veronica Thompson, she received the Best Evaluation Policy and Systems Award from AES, for the He Oranga Poutama Developmental Evaluation. Nan Wehipeihana, PostGradDip, is an independent evaluation consultant with more than 20 years of experience, based in Wellington, New Zealand. She specializes in evaluation and research with a focus on Maori, the Indigenous people of New Zealand. She established Research Evaluation Consultancy in 1997 and is a member of the Kinnect Group. Ms. Wehipeihana is a board member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association and a former appointed executive member of AES. Her tribal affiliations are to Ngati Porou and Te Whanau-a-Apanui on the East Coast of New Zealand and Ngati Tukorehe and Ngati Raukawa, north of Wellington, New Zealand.