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ERIC Number: ED079642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 27
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Considerations in the Implementation of Program Evaluation.
Neufeldt, Aldred H.
Given the current, apparently favorable, climate for introducing and implementing program evaluation schema, the author questions factors mitigating against success, and variables relevant to program evaluation. He cites two types of problems: technological or instrumental problems of methodology and measurement, and evaluation process into technological versus value aspects and, in preparation for program evaluation, cites the need for the simultaneous consideration of both technological and value aspects. Besides the issues of incredibility and confidence, there are the following difficulties in program evaluation: (1) there is "no one way" to perform evaluation; (2) there is no generic logical structure that will assure a "right method of choice"; (3) evaluation ultimately becomes judgment as long as there is no ultimate ordering of priorities; and (4) the critical element in evaluation is who has the right to decide. Some specific suggestions for program evaluation conclude the report. (Author/LAA)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Behavior Modification (5th Banff, Canada, March, 1973)