Developmental Evaluation

Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use

GUILFORD PUBLICATIONSISBN: 9781606238721

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Imprint: THE GUILFORD PRESS
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Michael Quinn Patton
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1. Developmental Evaluation Defined and Positioned *The Distinction Emerges *Facing Complexity and Facing Reality: Or, Facing the Realities of Complexity *Developmental Evaluation and Complexity Theory *Developmental Evaluation and Single-Loop versus Double-Loop Learning *The Importance of Interpretive Frameworks *Developmental Evaluation as Utilization-Focused *Charting the Developmental Journey: Overview of the Book *Five Developmental Evaluation Purposes and Uses 2. Developmental Evaluation as a Distinct Purpose and Niche *Beyond Planning: Jumping into the Fire *Evaluation Questions under These Different Engagement Scenarios *Vision Encounters Reality: The Territory of Developmental Evaluation *Systems Issues: Boundary Management as a Developmental Evaluation Focus *Developing Innovations versus Improving and Testing Models: Developmental Evaluation Distinguished from Formative and Summative Evaluation *Ongoing Development Informed by Developmental Evaluation *Strategic Thinking and Developmental Evaluation *The Niche of Developmental Evaluation: Chapter Overview and Summary 3. Thinking Outside Evaluation's Boxes *Creative Evaluation *Of Plums and Prunes *History and Biography as Context: The Personal Factor *More History and Biography as Context *Fundamental Principles *Developmental Evaluation in Context *External Evaluators and Developmental Evaluation *Ten Key Points about Developmental Evaluation Illustrated by the Caribbean Example 4. Situation Recognition and Responsiveness: Distinguishing Simple, Complicated, and Complex *Detecting Patterns *Detecting Complexity as a Distinct Pattern and Territory for Inquiry *The Challenges of Situation Recognition *A Situation Recognition Heuristic: Distinguishing Simple, Complicated, and Complex *Situational Evaluation: Implications for Practice *Variations on a Theme: The Cynefin Framework 5. Systems Thinking and Complexity Concepts for Developmental Evaluation *From Train Brakeman to Locomotive Engineer to Evaluation Champion *Project SleepBetter *Systems Thinking *Complexities of Complexity *Useful Complexity Constructs for Developmental Evaluation *Complexity-Sensitizing Concepts 6. How the World Is Changed: A Dialectic with Thesis and Antithesis and Developmental Evaluation as the Synthesis *Competing Perspectives on How the World Is Changed *The Top-Down Approach *Adaptation versus Replication: Principles for Developmental Evaluation *Best Practices versus Effective Principles *From the Grass Roots to the Adaptive Middle *Alternative Approaches to Change *Developmental Evaluation: The Action in the Muddled Middle *Looking Back and Looking Forward *Appendix 6.1. Positioning and Contrasting Developmental Evaluation with Other Evaluation Approaches 7. The Adaptive Cycle and Developmental Evaluation *Some Context for Understanding the Adaptive Cycle: Poetry, Ecology, Sociology, Business, and Evaluation *The Complexity Doorframe Redux *Five Developmental Evaluation Purposes and Uses *Resilience and Developmental Evaluation *A Strategic Approach to Resilience: Engineering Resilience versus Ecosystem Resilience *The Adaptive Cycle *The Adaptive Cycle and Psychosocial Regimes *Evaluation and the Adaptive Cycle *Through the Looking Glass of the Adaptive Cycle: Examples of Organizational and Program Cycles *Transitions and Traps *Taking an Innovation to Scale: Challenges and Traps in Cross-Scale Change *Panarchy: Cross-Scale Interactions *Panarchy-Informed Evaluation: The Fact of a Doorframe 8. Developmental Evaluation Inquiry Frameworks *Frameworks for Developmental Evaluation Inquiry *Developmental Evaluation Inquiry Frameworks: Ten and Counting . . . 9. Developmental Evaluation Bricolage: Reflective Practice, Sensitizing Concepts, Action Research, Abduction, Systems Change, and Retrospective Developmental Evaluation *Reflective Practice for Developmental Evaluation Inquiry and Engagement *Sensitizing Concepts as a Focus for Reflective Practice and Developmental Evaluation *Kia ora *Action Research and Developmental Evaluation *Intersections of Developmental Evaluation and Action Research: A Distinguished Evaluation Pioneer Reflects *Reasoning and Developmental Evaluation *In Praise of Methodological Diversity and Appropriateness: A Methods and Tools Rant *Systems Change and Developmental Evaluation *Retrospective Developmental Evaluation *Damiano's Retrospective Developmental Evaluation *Developmental Evaluation Bricolage 10. Utilization-Focused Developmental Evaluation: Engagement Practices, Diverse Designs, and Adaptive Methods *Different Kinds of Developmental Evaluation *Diversity of Design and Methods Options *Utilization-Focused Developmental Evaluation *Ten Utilization-Focused Developmental Evaluation Design Examples *Developmental Evaluation Engagement, Design, and Methods Summary *The First Developmental Evaluation: A Creation Story

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