Key Features

Provides summaries of the strengths and weaknesses of the varied approaches to research and evaluation to give readers greater insight and guidance on how to select the appropriate methods for their work
Offers diverse definitions of “evidence” so that readers can evaluate the landscape of this highly debated research issue
Devotes a full chapter to the implications of evidence for contemporary applied research and evaluation practice
This book is appropriate for a wide range of courses, including:

     * Introduction to Evaluation Research
     * Research Methods
     * Evaluation Practice
     * Program Evaluation
     * Program Development and Evaluation
     * Evaluation courses in Social Work, Education, Public Health, and Public Policy