ERIC Number: ED214978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Qualitative Studies in Context: Reflections on the CSE Studies of Evaluation Use.
Daillak, Richard H.; Alkin, Marvin C.
Qualitative research methodologies employed by the Center for the Study of Evaluation (CSE) Evaluation Use Project over the last six years are reviewed. The report is neither a paean to qualitative methods nor an attack upon them. It represents a self-examination by CSE of its attempts to apply qualitative techniques to an important, and reasonably complex, educational research problem: the study of evaluation information use in local schools. All of these qualitative methodologies have proven useful, although they have not been without difficulties and limitations. In the report, the research methods are described and critiqued. The study methodologies include case studies, evaluation field study, and user interview survey. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.