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Developmental evaluation: lessons for evaluative practice from the SEARCH programme

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Developmental evaluation : lessons for evaluative practice from the SEARCH programme. / Dickson, Rumona ; Saunders, Murray.

In: Evaluation: the International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2, 04.2014, p. 176-194.

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Dickson, R & Saunders, M 2014, 'Developmental evaluation: lessons for evaluative practice from the SEARCH programme', Evaluation: the International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, vol. 20, no. 2, 2, pp. 176-194. https://doi.org/10.1177/1356389014527530

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Dickson, R., & Saunders, M. (2014). Developmental evaluation: lessons for evaluative practice from the SEARCH programme. Evaluation: the International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 20(2), 176-194. [2]. https://doi.org/10.1177/1356389014527530

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Dickson R, Saunders M. Developmental evaluation: lessons for evaluative practice from the SEARCH programme. Evaluation: the International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice,. 2014 Apr;20(2):176-194. 2. https://doi.org/10.1177/1356389014527530

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Dickson, Rumona ; Saunders, Murray. / Developmental evaluation : lessons for evaluative practice from the SEARCH programme. In: Evaluation: the International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice,. 2014 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 176-194.

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