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by Michael Quinn Patton

He lives in Minnesota, where, according to the state’s poet laureate, Garrison Keillor, all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.

Michael Quinn Patton (born 1945) is an independent organizational development and program evaluation consultant, and former president of the American Evaluation Association. He is the founder and director of Utilization-Focused Evaluation

Utilization-Focused Evaluation was founded by Michael Quinn Patton to support evaluation for intended use by intended users

Utilization-Focused Evaluation was founded by Michael Quinn Patton to support evaluation for intended use by intended users. Our services include evaluation consulting, workshops, webinars and keynotes on utilization-focused evaluation, developmental evaluation, qualitative methods, theory of philan. Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises & Principles. As a transdisciplinary profession, evaluation has much to offer to global change interventions that work toward a sustainable future across national boundaries, sectors, and issues.

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Patton, Michael Quinn. Thousand Oaks, Calif. 2. What Is Utilization-Focused Evaluation? How Do You Get Started? 3. Fostering Intended Use by Intended Users: The Personal Factor. 4. Intended Uses of Findings. 5. Intended Process Uses: Impacts of Evaluation Thinking and Experiences - Pt. Focusing Evaluations: Choices, Options, and Decisions. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

From evaluation pioneer Michael Quinn Patton, this book introduces the principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) approach and demonstrates its relevance and application in a range of settings. See our new releases. Download our catalogs. Browse our bestsellers.

Patton builds on his foundational work in utilization-focused evaluation and developmental evaluation. This is a timely and important book for evaluators-and for the social innovators, policymakers, educators, and funders with whom they work. -Stephen Huddart, President and CEO, The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Michael Quinn Patton January 2013. Utilization-Focused Evaluation begins with the premise that evaluations should be judged by their utility and actual use; therefore, evaluators should facilitate the evaluation process and design any evaluation with careful consideration of how everything that is done, from beginning to end, will affect use. Use concerns how real people in the real world apply evaluation findings and experience and learn from the evaluation process. The checklist is based on Essentials of Utilization-Focused Evaluation (Patton, 2012, Sage Publications). All references in the.

From evaluation pioneer Michael Quinn Patton, this book introduces the principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) . Patton builds on his foundational work in utilization-focused evaluation and developmental evaluation. Patton explains why principles matter for program development and evaluation and how they can serve as a rudder to navigate the uncertainties, turbulence, and emergent challenges of complex dynamic environments.

The second edition of Patton's classic text retains the practical advice of the original. It shows how to conduct an evaluation in a way that will be useful -- and actually used. Patton has included new stories, new examples, new research findings, and more of his evaluation humour. He adds to the original book's insights into the changes in evaluation during the past decade and incorporates recent research on utilization.
The U-FE framework is primarily a text about user focused evaluation. I have found this text to be both useful and comforting. The usefulness of the book begins with taking a novice evaluator, I am one, through some very basic activities to help build evaluation skills of professionals.

Patton starts with the rationale the many evaluations are unused. Then he builds his case for use throughout the entire text. He continues to develop the strengths and weaknesses of goal based and goal free evaluation. Ultimately he states that evaluations need to have use for primary users and that evaluations need to measure client outcomes. Did the program actually change, maintain, prevent something in the target population.

There are few books in any profession that admit working with human based systems is very difficult. Patton lays out the highly complex feelings and emotions that an evaluator deals with at any point in the evaluation process. I know as a teacher that sometimes our profession misses that we have a tremendous impact on students. I know that it is a platitude. Evaluation is a relatively new field with few institutions currently offering degrees in evaluation, so Patton offers a lot of insight into this highly complex and still developing field.

There are some very practical menus offered in the text as well. Approaching any consulting work with a list of viable and workable choices is a good thing. I find that understanding the choices helps me to focus on what is right for the primary users of the evaluation. Focusing on the primary intended users is good business. Not only is it good business, but I believe that working in challenging situations it is good to allow people to decide what course to take. Many criticize this approach for being to close to the program being evaluated, and I disagree with this notion. There is little evidence in my experience or in the literature to suggest that any interaction with human systems can be objective. People are smart and keeping a distance may add unintended consequences to any evaluation.

Patton is suggesting working with intended users to increase evaluation use. Evaluation that are completed and never used is a waste of time and resources. I find Patton's book helpful in keeping my interest in evaluation because I do want to be part of a world that I can help make better.
Very interesting to read - which is weird because it's an academic book. I really enjoyed playing around with the theories and perspectives presented in the book.
Thank you
This book on Evaluation of public programs is one of the most advanced books that are available in the market currently. However, the approach of this book, as the title suggests, is practice oriented. So this is a good book not only for class room teaching but also for self learning processes as well. We are using this book for the Evaluation course that I am currently studying for my Doctoral program.
Very helpful, sometimes redundant. Good, practical advice and steps to evaluation strategies.
Overall the book provides an excellent overview of the different evaluation methods as well as offering significant tips on helping both internal and external program evaluators. The book is ideal for graduate students as well as evaluators just entering the field. In addition, it provides non-profit evaluation departments with an excellent foundation on developing more effective internal quality improvement units within their own organizations.
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What you are asking. I am still reading the book and so far I’m learning a lot.
Of course a great classic book in the perspective of the outcomes evaluation users.
Great to Portugal, a kantian country, where theory is a sacred god and where practice is the evil. It is a pitty no one till now to assume a translation from english to portuguese...
Utilization-Focused Evaluation ebook
Michael Quinn Patton
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SAGE Publications, Inc; 1 edition (April 1, 1978)
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