Evaluation in Today’s World

Respecting Diversity, Improving Quality, and Promoting Usability

Veronica G. Thomas,

Evaluation in Today’s World: Respecting Diversity, Improving Quality, and Promoting Usability
 
 

Recipient of a 2021 Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA)

Evaluation in Today’s World: Respecting Diversity, Improving Quality, and Promoting Usability
is a timely and comprehensive textbook that guides students, practitioners, and users of evaluations in understanding evaluation purposes, theories, methodologies, and challenges within today’s sociocultural and political context. Veronica G. Thomas and Patricia B. Campbell include discussions of evaluation history, frameworks, models, types, planning, and methods, through a social justice, diversity, and inclusive lens. The authors focus on ethics in diverse cultural contexts, help readers understand how social problems and programs get politicized and, sometimes, framed through a racialized lens, show how to engage stakeholders in the evaluation process, and communicate results in culturally appropriate ways.

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