ERIC Number: ED117868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Strategy for Program Evaluation. Report No. 1975-16.
Presented is a paper on a strategy for in-house evaluations in the context of an educational research and development facility. The obstacles in conducting an evaluation of colleagues' programs are discussed, and a strategy is proposed which places the evaluator in the role of a coordinator, facilitator, and synthesizer of several separate research efforts in which colleagues in a variety of disciplines combine energies and interests to assess the program being examined. It is noted that recruitment and leadership are accomplished by persuasion and by assuring payoff to the researchers involved in the form of contributions to their own area of research. Tactics for organization and management are discussed in some detail. Preliminary results from ongoing research projects are seen to suggest that the evaluation effort was facilitated and its value increased by multidisciplinary contributions to the research. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.