ERIC Number: ED211610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Disseminator's Guide for Evaluating Impact.
Campbell, David, Ed.; And Others
Assisting disseminators to evaluate their efforts at improving education through effective practices and products is the aim of this guide. Offering suggested approaches within a framework, it attempts to work with objectives already defined, rather than helping with writing objectives. Given in five parts: (1) introduction and overview; (2) definitions regarding dissemination; (3) framework for determining impact and evaluative questions; (4) application through a fictional situation and (5) summary, the guide is strictly an objective-based effort, based on the assumption that existing written objectives are valid. The actual dissemination is the process by which research and development information--materials, projects, methods--is moved from where it originates to the potential user. The evaluation design must assess the impact by its positive or negative extent. Cost limitations are always a major concern, but within any given parameters, the treatment and methodology can be assessed. The Dissemination Analysis Group (DAG) has classified the spread, exchange, choice and implementation (through telling, showing, helping, training, involving and interviewing) of the research and development materials with focus on the difficulties that some categories denote action by disseminator, while others indicate action by the practitioner. (CE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.