ERIC Number: ED031819
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Publication Date: 1969-May
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Comments on Professor Trow's Paper Entitled "Methodological Problems in the Evaluation of Innovation."
Evaluation specialists need to decide when to use quantitative techniques for evaluation and when to use more qualitative techniques. Different situations require different strategies for evaluation. Some factors which can be used to differentiate situations include: (1) Current state of knowledge; (2) cost of the evaluation process in terms of time, manpower, or general economic resources; (3) controllability of independent variables; and (4) complexity of the stimulus. All possible combinations of the above factors generate almost 24 different types of evaluation techniques. These techniques, presented in tabular form, comprise a multiple model theory of evaluation. Related documents are EA 002 410 and EA 002 551. (MLF)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.