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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:
<ul> <li>the conceptual similarities and distinctions between improvement science and evaluation;</li> <li>the intellectual foundations, methods, and tools that collectively comprise improvement science; and</li> <li>case chapters that offer an inspiring review of state-of-the-art improvement science applications.</li> </ul> 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. <table style="width: 188px; height: 18px;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" width="4%"> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
bound: 112 pages
publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (April 24, 2017)
isbn: 1119378664, 978-1119378662,
weight: 7.2 ounces (