eStudy 082-Patton Principles-Focused Evaluation
eStudy 082-Patton Principles-Focused Evaluation

eStudy 82: Principles-Focused Evaluation

Presenter: Michael Quinn Patton

Description: Principles-focused evaluation provides a customized approach for evaluating principles-based initiatives. Three core evaluation questions are:

  1. To what extent are the principles meaningful and actionable by those to whom they are targeted?
  2. If meaningful, to what extent are they adhered to?
  3. If adhered to, what results from principles-based interventions?  

Thus, Principles-Focused Evaluation treats principles as the object of evaluation (the evaluand) and designs an evaluation to assess both implementation and consequences of principles-based change efforts.  

Learning Objectives:

What constitutes a principle that can be evaluated: The GUIDE Framework for evaluating principles
How and why principles should be evaluated.
Different kinds of principles-focused evaluation.
The relationship between complexity and principles.
The particular challenges, strengths, and weaknesses of principles-focused evaluation

Dates and Sessions:

Day 1: Tuesday, October 24 2:00-3:30PM (EST)

Day 2: Tuesday, October 31 2:00-3:30PM (EST)

Bio: Michael Quinn Patton has 45 years experience as an evaluator.  He is former president of AEA, author of eight major evaluation books, recipient of AEA's most prestigious awards, and an acclaimed presenter of previous eStudy sessions. This course is offered in conjunction with publication of his new book on Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE. 

Logistics:This three-hour real-­time webinar-­based eStudy workshop will be presented in two, 90-­‐minute sessions.This session is webinar based and  will  include  lecture, question and answer, and opportunities for audience participation. To prepare for each session, there will be a short  homework  assignment such as an article to read or resource to explore.


Student Member Price- $40
Member Price- $75
Student Non-Member Price- $55
Non-Member Price- $100