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"I was quite impressed with how this book balanced the technical aspects with practical advice for managing budget, time and political constraints. The use of case study examples and checklists/worksheets helped to make the book much more grounded in practice compared to other texts. I like to think of myself as an experienced, well-read evaluator, but I...
"I was quite impressed with how this book balanced the technical aspects with practical advice for managing budget, time and political constraints. The use of case study examples and checklists/worksheets helped to make the book much more grounded in practice compared to other texts. I like to think of myself as an experienced, well-read evaluator, but I must confess that I learned quite a lot from this book!"-Scott Bayley, Victorian Auditor-General's Office, Australia"[The authors] have really broken new ground by providing the guidance on how to apply the theory to reality. I plan to recommend this book highly, and [the authors have] have given me some great ideas on how to improve our evaluation capacity building efforts (and that s after reading just a few chapters!). Thanks for developing the RealWorld Evaluation approach to its full potential as a new way of thinking about and practicing evaluation."-Paula Bilinsky, AED Senior Evaluation Analyst "The breadth and depth of the authors experiences in international and national settings is apparent on every page." -Donna M. Mertens, Gallaudet University Each page of this book contains nugget after nugget of useful, pragmatic, and practical advice. -Kent Glenzer, Director, Impact Measurement and Learning Team, CARE USARealWorld Evaluation: Working Under Budget, Time, Data, and Political Constraints is the only textbook that provides specific guidance on how to conduct evaluations when working under resource and/or data constraints. Authors Michael Bamberger, Jim Rugh, and Linda Mabry illustrate options for addressing each constraint through practical examples from both developed and developing countries to show how adapting to different types of exigencies can lead to successful evaluations. Key Features:Provides practical guidance: Specific and well documented case studies are provided for addressing budget, time, and data constraints, and for dealing with political pressures. Guidelines are offered for protecting the validity of conclusions when measures must be taken to save costs and time. Show Less
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