A must-have reference resource for qualitative management researchers, this dictionary contains over 90 entries covering the fundamentals of qualitative methodologies; covering both analysis and implementation. Each entry gives an introduction to the topic, lists the key relevant features, gives a worked example, a concise summary and a selection of further reading suggestions. It is suitable for researchers and academics who need a handy and quick point of reference.
Human problems are solved sometimes by enlisting people's participation in programmes that intend to enhance their health, quality of life and social and [Page 244]economic prospects. Programme evaluation uses scientific methods to assess the process, outcomes, impact and costs of these programmes. Evaluations also aim to provide accurate answers to questions like:
- Have all planned programme outcomes been achieved?
- What are the resources that are needed for the programme to achieve its outcomes?
- Have all programme participants benefited from the achievement? How long must participants wait for benefits to occur?
- How long do the programme's effects last?
- Do the benefits of programme participation outweigh the costs?
Evaluations are almost always conducted in ‘real-life’ situations in which some eligible people may not participate in all of the programme's activities, while ...