Utilization-Focused Evaluation

Utilization-Focused Evaluation

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Michael Quinn Patton
  • Publish Date: 2008-06-18


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The Fourth Edition of the bestselling Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides expert, detailed advice on conducting program evaluations from one of leading experts. Chock full of useful pedagogy―including a unique utilization-focused evaluation checklist―this book presents Michael Quinn Patton's distinctive opinions based on more than thirty years of experience.

Key Features of the Fourth Edition

    • Provides thoroughly updated materials including more international content; new references; new exhibits and sidebars; and new examples, stories, and cartoons
    • Includes follow-up exercises at the end of each chapter
    • Features a utilization-focused evaluation checklist
    • Gives greater emphasis on mixed methods
    • Analyzes the pluses and minuses of the increased emphasis on accountability and performance measurement in government at all levels
    • Details the explosion of international evaluation

Intended Audience

Both theoretical and practical, this core text is an essential resource for students enrolled in Program Evaluation courses in a variety of disciplines―including public administration, government, social sciences, education, and management. Practitioners will also find this text invaluable.

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