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ERIC Number: ED174688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Assessing the Effectiveness of a Framework for the Identification of Information Needs in Program Evaluation.
Craig, Marilyn Martin
The development and testing of the effectiveness of a model for the identification of information needs in program evaluation are discussed. More than 200 subcategories of information needs were divided into three major categories: history, conception, planning and development of the program; operation--the ongoing processes of the program; and impact--program results. Five major variables were investigated: (1) number of information needs identified; (2) type of information needs identified; (3) adaptability to varied evaluation situations; (4) subject ratings on importance and priority; and (5) comprehensiveness of the framework. Results verified the framework's potential as an effective tool to aid evaluators in exploring evaluation situations, in broadening the scope of evaluation studies, and in increasing the impact of those studies. (Author/MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)