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ERIC Number: ED199578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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Training in Evaluation Research: The Perspective From a Department of Psychology.
Nevid, Jeffrey S.
The Hofstra University program in applied research and evaluation in psychology is described as an example of one model for training evaluators. The training of psychologists with a specialization in evaluation research is reviewed, and the pros and cons of evaluation research training within psychology are discussed. Several potential benefits of training psychologists in evaluation research are presented, such as: (1) the psychologist's professional identity remains within a discipline with recognized licensing and accreditation procedures; (2) an evaluator trained as a psychologist may have a broader range of marketable skills; and (3) training in evaluation research may increase the range of career opportunities for psychologists. One disadvantage of this training concerns the notion that evaluation research represents a body of knowledge which transcends any single discipline; the development of multidisciplinary inputs to reflect the contributions of other disciplines is suggested to overcome this problem. Additionally, other concerns of evaluation research training within psychology are addressed, and the Hofstra University program is described in detail. (NRB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Hofstra University NY