#ffffff;">Patton, Michael Quinn. (2008). Utilization-Focused Evaluation: 4th edition. Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage Publications.
Useful for practitioners and students alike, this book is both theoretical and practical. Features include follow-up exercises at the end of each chapter and a utilization-focused evaluation checklist. It gives greater emphasis on mixed methods than previous editions and analyzes the pluses and minuses of the increased emphasis on accountability and performance measurement in government at all levels.