ERIC Number: ED200638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
On the Nature of Normative Statements.
Caulley, Darrel N.
Evaluation reports contain many statements which can be termed normative statements. Normative statements say or imply that something is good or bad, better or worse, ought to be or ought not to be. Non-normative statements are statements that are value-neutral, ones that do not express (or are not intended to express) value judgments. Non-normative statements include reports, descriptions, or assertions either true or false used to express matters of empirical or logical fact. Normative as well as non-normative statements can be appraised as true or false. It is important that normative claims be based on factual evidence as well as on valid reasoning. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Inference; Normative Statements
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).