Utilization-focused Evaluation

  • Michael Quinn Patton
Part of the Evaluation in Education and Human Services book series (EEHS, volume 49)


The results of any particular effort cannot be guaranteed. Each evaluation being a blend of unique ingredients, no standardized recipe can assure the outcome. We have only principles, premises, and utilization-focused processes to guide us, and we have much yet to learn. But, the potential benefits merit the efforts and risks involved. At stake is improving the effectiveness of programs that express and embody the highest ideals of humankind.


Primary User Personal Factor Technical Quality Intended User User Responsiveness 
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