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Program evaluation in a complex organizational system : lessons from cooperative extension, Marc T. Braverman ... [et al.], editors

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Program evaluation in a complex organizational system : lessons from cooperative extension
Title
Program evaluation in a complex organizational system
Title remainder
lessons from cooperative extension
Statement of responsibility
Marc T. Braverman ... [et al.], editors
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This issue of New Directions for Evaluation focuses on evaluation in complex organizations. The themes that are examined the mainstreaming of evaluation within organizations, the growth of evaluation capacity, and the use of evaluation to promote organizational learning are relevant for evaluators who operate in environments marked by multiple organizational levels, varied funding streams, divergent purposes for evaluative information, and numerous stakeholders and organizational partners. The national Cooperative Extension System serves as a recurring case study that links the topics together. Cooperative Extension is a system of institutions that includes every state's land-grant universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local county governments. The linkages across professional communities and distinct institutions create a highly complex environment, presenting numerous challenges for evaluators working with community-based programs. Extension's experiences contribute to a rapidly evolving knowledge base about effective evaluation practice across a variety of organizational settings. This is the 120th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly thematic journal New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association. The journal publishes empirical, methodological, and theoretical works on all aspects of evaluation. Each issue is devoted to a single topic, with contributions solicited, organized, reviewed, and edited by a guest editor or editors. Issues may take any of several forms, such as a series of related chapters, a debate, or a long article followed by brief critical commentaries. -- Publisher's Description
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Cataloging source
ABC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
H62.A1
LC item number
N4 no. 120
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
S544
NAL item number
.P76 2008
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Braverman, Marc T
Series statement
New directions for evaluation,
Series volume
no. 120
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooperative Extension System (U.S.)
  • Organizational sociology
  • Complex organizations
  • Organizational learning
Label
Program evaluation in a complex organizational system : lessons from cooperative extension, Marc T. Braverman ... [et al.], editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The nature of complex organizations: the case of cooperative extension / Nancy K. Franz, Lisa Townson -- A case study in organizational change: evaluation in cooperative extension / Roger A. Rennekamp, Molly Engle -- Evaluating multilevel programs / Nicelma J. King, Leslie J. Cooksy -- Organizational structures that support internal program evaluation / Michael T. Lambur -- Evaluation capacity building in complex organizations / Ellen Taylor-Powell, Heather H. Boyd -- An evaluator's balancing act: making decisions about methodological rigor / Marc T. Braverman, Mary E. Arnold -- The value of evaluation in cooperative extension / Michael W. Duttweiler -- sup wit eval ext? / Michael Quinn Patton
Dimensions
23 cm.
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unknown
Extent
121 p.
Isbn
9780470447550
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ill.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)297599119
  • (OCoLC)ocn297599119
Label
Program evaluation in a complex organizational system : lessons from cooperative extension, Marc T. Braverman ... [et al.], editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The nature of complex organizations: the case of cooperative extension / Nancy K. Franz, Lisa Townson -- A case study in organizational change: evaluation in cooperative extension / Roger A. Rennekamp, Molly Engle -- Evaluating multilevel programs / Nicelma J. King, Leslie J. Cooksy -- Organizational structures that support internal program evaluation / Michael T. Lambur -- Evaluation capacity building in complex organizations / Ellen Taylor-Powell, Heather H. Boyd -- An evaluator's balancing act: making decisions about methodological rigor / Marc T. Braverman, Mary E. Arnold -- The value of evaluation in cooperative extension / Michael W. Duttweiler -- sup wit eval ext? / Michael Quinn Patton
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
121 p.
Isbn
9780470447550
Other physical details
ill.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)297599119
  • (OCoLC)ocn297599119

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