ERIC Number: ED223712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-26
Reference Count: 0
Uses of "Parallel Processes" in Evaluation Research.
Lowman, Rodney L.
Frequently, the behavior of researchers reflects important and otherwise unrecognized aspects of the phenomenon which is being studied or evaluated. In other words, the "processes" of the researcher are "parallel" to the "processes" of the entity being studied. These parallel processes are illustrated with examples from an evaluation of five Federal organizations and the effects of a major personnel policy reform on them. The behavior of the researchers, a group from the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, was frequently parallel to the behavior of the agency staff being studied. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Evaluation Research; Federal Agencies; Institute for Social Research MI; Parallel Processes
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Washington, DC, August, 1982).