A big chapter about small theories: Theory as method: Small theories of treatments
Version of Record online: 29 MAY 2007
Copyright © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
New Directions for Evaluation
Special Issue: Enduring Issues in Evaluation: The 20th Anniversary of the Collaboration between NDE and AEA
Volume 2007, Issue 114, pages 27–62, Summer 2007
How to Cite
Leviton, L. C. and Lipsey, M. W. (2007), A big chapter about small theories: Theory as method: Small theories of treatments. New Directions for Evaluation, 2007: 27–62. doi: 10.1002/ev.224
- Issue online: 29 MAY 2007
- Version of Record online: 29 MAY 2007
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