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The Logic Model Guidebook Paperback – Aug 24 2012
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"The Guidebook fills a niche in the skills and knowledge needed by nonprofit managers to be successful in their work. It leads the field in providing both the theory and practice of using logic models as a critical management tool." -- Kathryn Agard, Ph.D. "The material in this book has enduring value. It is a 'keeper' for students and me." -- Simon Fass, Ph.D. "This book should be in the library of every individual involved in program development and evaluation. It is a powerful tool for practitioners and students." -- Sylvie Taylor, Ph.D. "Regardless of sector, logic models are valuable tools to design systems and improve strategy." -- Kori Reed
About the Author
Lisa Wyatt Knowlton, Ed.D.
Lisa received a BA in International Relations from
Cynthia C. Phillips, Ph.D.
Cynthia?s received a BS in Biology & Chemistry from
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Figures are blurry in the kindle edition, and difficult to read.
Need to have an audio version available.
There's a great irony here, since evaluations call for two skills that some might think are mutually exclusive - creativity and disciplined reason. Before designing or evaluating a program it's necessary to IMAGINE all the ways it can go wrong. (If that's even possible.) This calls for a creative mind. But, evaluations also call for discipline and a mind focused on all the details. What is particularly upsetting about the tone created by books repetitiveness and confabulated language is that bright and creative minds are bound to read this book and come away numbed by it all instead of energized, curious, and innovative. This book speaks to functionaries, not visionaries. We need them both.
There is a lot of good info here and I recommend the book for its knowledge. You'll have to work through some frustration to get it but it is a worthwhile read. Just expect it to be work and not enjoyable. And it's a shame it is that way. Academics are well known for their poor writing. They use verbs like "utilize" instead of the quite capable verb "use" in order to bloat and impress, and It's sad that young people entering this and other fields become indoctrinated to such poor methods of writing and communication.
I would not recommend this book for teaching, but it would be a great guide to have by your side in the field as a reference while getting a program or evaluation. If a basic English writing style guide were applied to this book it would probably get 5 stars from me.
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