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Christie, Christina A.

Improvement Science in Evaluation: Methods and Uses: New Directions for Evaluation, Number 153

Christie, Christina A. - Improvement Science in Evaluation: Methods and Uses: New Directions for Evaluation, Number 153, ebook

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While improvement science has experienced a surge of interest over the past 30 years, applications of it are rare in the evaluation literature.

This issue promotes the cross-fertilization of ideas, techniques, and tools between evaluation and improvement science. There are at least four areas where this cross-fertilization is particularly relevant: learning from error, examining variation, appreciating context, and focusing on systems change. This volume considers:

  • the conceptual similarities and distinctions between improvement science and evaluation;
  • the intellectual foundations, methods, and tools that collectively comprise improvement science; and
  • case chapters that offer an inspiring review of state-of-the-art improvement science applications.
Cutting across all of these applications is a shared grounding in systems thinking, a determination to capture and better understand variation and contextual complexity, as well as a sustained commitment to generative learning about projects and programs—all issues of great concern to evaluators. The issue offers producers and users of evaluations the potential benefits of a closer engagement with improvement science.

This is the 153rd issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication ofthe American Evaluation Association.

Keywords: Education Special Topics

Editor
 
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
J-B PE Single Issue (Program) Evaluation
Page amount
112 pages
Category
Upbringing, Education
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781119378679
Printed ISBN
9781119378662

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