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Utilization-focused evaluation: The new century text

  title={Utilization-focused evaluation: The new century text},
  author={Michael Quinn Patton},
  journal={Evaluation and Program Planning},
  • M. Patton
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology
  • Evaluation and Program Planning
PART ONE: TOWARD MORE USEFUL EVALUATIONS Evaluation Use Both Challenge and Mandate What Is Utilization-Focused Evaluation? How Do You Get Started? Fostering Intended Use by Intended Users The Personal Factor Intended Uses of Findings Intended Process Uses Impacts of Evaluation Thinking and Experiences PART TWO: FOCUSING EVALUATIONS: CHOICES, OPTIONS AND DECISIONS Being Active-Reactive-Adaptive Evaluator Roles, Situational Responsiveness and Strategic Contingency Thinking Beyond the Goals… 

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