ERIC Number: ED204557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Hospital-Based Educators as Internal Consultants: The Need for Effective Approaches to Evaluation.
A shift in the role function of the hospital-based educator has increased his/her involvement in organizational decision making, including internal consulting. One aspect of the educator's practice now is evaluation. A broader, more flexible concept of evaluation is needed which is applicable to decision making about human resource/organizational questions as well as course evaluation questions. One such definition sees educational evaluation as the process of delineating, obtaining, and providing useful information for judging decision alternatives. To translate this definition into effective evaluation studies, hospital-based educators must develop strategies for identifying, gathering, and presenting useful information. Educators must understand three factors affecting usefulness of information: (1) user's perceptions, (2) ways in which the information is gathered, and (3) the way in which the information is presented. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Human Resources Administration
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Health Manpower Education and Training (11th, June 1981).