ERIC Number: ED224817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Viewing Evaluation Utilization as an Innovation.
Hall, Gene E.
An attempt to develop understandings about how individuals experience change within organizational contexts is presented. Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM) research provides background for how evaluation utilization can be defined and why it might be useful to view evaluation as an innovation. A change process-based definition of evaluation utilization is that (1) use of evaluation is a process; (2) it must be assessed at the individual level as well as for the organization as a whole; and (3) it must be considered across evaluations within an adopting organization, or across organizations for regional and national study. To assess use would entail conducting focused interviews to assess Levels of Use (LoU) and development of an Innovation Configuration Checklist that could be assessed through a combination of interview and observation procedures. The resultant data could be analyzed to identify and describe the various configurations of the evaluation that were being used. Implications for practice and research are discussed. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Concerns Based Adoption Model; Evaluation Utilization; Innovations Configuration; Levels of Use of the Innovation
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Evaluation Network and the Evaluation Research Society (Austin, TX, October, 1981).