" Wadsworth helps readers develop a culture of evaluation by providing simple, practical, and useful guidance and techniques that anyone can apply to find the value in the programs, services, and events of which they contribute.
So whether you are an evaluation professional or simply someone who is interested in reflecting on your practice to identify ways it can be improved, this book provides helpful and practical processes, procedures, and techniques that you can implement to evaluate the value of the human activities with which you are engaged. Wadsworth has informed my practice of evaluation and enlightened me to this idea of an evaluation culture – a culture where we learn to seek out the value in our everyday lives. "
- The Qualitative Report
"Stimulating and well-presented."
- Elizabeth Sommerlad, Evaluation Development and Review Unit, The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
"...very practical, dynamic and useful."
- AFT International News Week
"...fills the gap between the theoretical and political dimensions of evaluation and its practical uses for program development...engaging and stimulating."
- Australian Social Work
"...contains a lot of commonsense down to earth ideas for evaluation."
- James R Sanders, The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University
"Practical, useful counsel emanates throughout. Impressively grounded in real world experiences."
- Michael Quinn Patton, author of Utilisation-Focused Evaluation