ERIC Number: ED076669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Should Evaluation Researchers in Education Have an Inferiority Complex?
Bernstein, Ilene Nagel; And Others
Evaluation has been received by social scientists and administrators alike as the critical step required for the identification and implementation of action programs that are both effective and within the resources of the country. Very little is known about the actual evaluation process, its management methodologies and its impact. A national survey was conducted at Russell Sage Foundation by the authors of all federally funded evaluation studies in the human resource area. Studies were included if they were initiated in fiscal 1970 and had a budgetary allotment of $10,000 or more. The findings of this survey are described. Comparisons are made with respect to both process and impact evaluation between investigations in education and those in other fields such as health, income security, public safety, welfare, etc. In addition to comparing the characteristics of education studies to those of others, data on the organizational arrangements under which the evaluation is carried out and the characteristics of the researchers are presented by field. (Author)
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Sponsor: Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY.
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Note: Paper presented at annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)