ERIC Number: ED133840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Integrating Program Evaluation with Administrative Decision Making.
Brown, Timothy R.
The internal resources an agency devotes to its own programmatic review and assessment can be most effectively related to the agency's administrative decision-making if the agency is self-evaluating and uses Havelock's model of linkage between formal research dissemination and utilization as a framework for the integration of program evaluation and administrative decision-making. The aspects of the Havelock model discussed here are linkage, which is the degree of connection among groups; structure, which involves the degree of systematic organization and coordination of elements; openness, which is the readiness to give and receive information; capacity, which is a summary concept tying together a number of variables that involve having the resources and competence to perform satisfactorily; reward, which has to do with positive reinforcement; proximity, which involves nearness in the physical sense of time and place as well as in the psychological sense of familiarity and similarity; and synergy, which includes the number, variety, frequency, and persistence of forces that are used to communicate evaluative findings. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976)