RealWorld Evaluation Working Under Budget, Time, Data, and Political Constraints

Second Edition, by Michael Bamberger, Jim Rugh, Linda Mabry. Sage Publications,  Nov 2011,

This book addresses the challenges of conducting program evaluations in real-world contexts where evaluators and their clients face budget and time constraints and where critical data may be missing. The book is organized around a seven-step model developed by the authors, which has been tested and refined in workshops and in practice. Vignettes and case studies—representing evaluations from a variety of geographic regions and sectors—demonstrate adaptive possibilities for small projects with budgets of a few thousand dollars to large-scale, long-term evaluations of complex programs. The text incorporates quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method designs, and this Second Edition reflects important developments in the field since the publication of the First Edition. ”

See also the associated website: Bamberger and Rugh have presented many workshops on RealWorld Evaluation in many countries. A copy of various versions and translations of the PowerPoint presentations and other materials are accessible on the next pages of this website. Continue reading “RealWorld Evaluation Working Under Budget, Time, Data, and Political Constraints”