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Author Palfrey, Colin, 1939-

Title Evaluation for the real world : the impact of evidence in policy making / Colin Palfrey, Paul Thomas and Ceri Phillips
Published Bristol, England : Policy Press, 2012


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Description vii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Evaluation in the political and academic worlds -- 2. What is meant by evaluation? -- 3. Designing evaluations -- 4. Selecting evaluation criteria -- 5. Developments in economic evaluation -- 6. The impact of evaluation on decision making -- 7. The future for evaluation -- 8. Concluding thoughts
Summary "Emphasises the 'real world' of decision-makers in the public sector and recognises how political demands and economic pressures can affect the decisions of those who commission evaluation research while providing recommendations for policymakers on adopting a different approach to evaluation." - from publisher
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Policy sciences.
Political planning -- Evaluation.
Public administration -- Decision making.
Author Phillips, Ceri.
Thomas, Paul (Paul Randal), 1945-
ISBN 1847429149 (paperback)
1847429157 (hbk.)
9781847429148 (paperback)
9781847429155 (hbk.)
Other Titles Impact of evidence in policy making