ERIC Number: ED045706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Experimental Design in Educational Evaluation.
Stufflebeam, Daniel L.
Experimental design has only limited utility inthe field of educational evaluation and, in general, the methodology of the former does not equal the methodology of the latter; in fact, experimental design plays a limited role in the total framework of educational evaluation. Experimental design does have potential utility in the areas of input and product evaluation; however, it has little utility within the areas of context and process evaluation. The utility of experimental design can be increased by following a set of procedures that do not require the use of a common criterion instrument and a uniform decision rule for all students in the experiment. This will allow an investigator to judge a program in terms of the number of students for whom it was successful. A schema for the development of product evaluation designs is included. (Author/CK)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Evaluation Center.
Note: Paper presented at the national convention of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 1970