Success Stories as Hard Data

An Introduction to Results Mapping

  • Barry M. Kibel

Part of the Prevention in Practice Library book series (PPLI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Theory

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  3. Practice

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  4. Back Matter
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About this book


This book offers the first comprehensive introduction to Results Mapping, an in­ novative approach for assessing the worth of hard-to-evaluate social, health, and education programs. Results Mapping represents a true milestone in program evaluation-a milestone both as methodology for program accountability and as a technique for program improvement. It is relevant across a wide spectrum of pub­ lic health, social service, and systems-building initiatives. It introduces "new sci­ ence" into the field of program evaluation. It merges common sense with structured logic. It retains the richness of real world success stories without sacri­ ficing a hard-nosed focus on quantitative data and measurable outcomes. The contents of this book are directly pertinent for program leadership and staff, for sponsors and funders in the public and private sectors, and for those charged with assessing, documenting and analyzing the effects of program activ­ ity. Success Stories as Hard Data is designed to be readable, practical, and clear. Its author does not ignore previous scholarly work, but chooses to emphasize real­ world applications. For this Dr. Kibei is to be applauded.


education evaluation health outcome research

Authors and affiliations

  • Barry M. Kibel
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  1. 1.Pacific Institute for Research and EvaluationChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46072-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4765-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8016
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