ERIC Number: ED228297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Client Use of Evaluation Findings: An Examination of Salient Variables.
Duggan, Joan G.; And Others
This paper is concerned with the identification and testing of salient variables which show potential for explaining client use of evaluation information. A single-page interview instrument was devised which aggregated the factors and factor categories collected following an extensive review of the literature. Data were collected from a decisionmaker and a principal investigator associated with each of 26 evaluation efforts. These 26 sources were the subsample of an evaluation office's studies which met four criteria. Data were coded into nominal- and ordinal-type variables. The question under consideration addressed the adequacy and accuracy of the instrument's information to describe the extent of client use of evaluation information. Data were analyzed using setwise discriminant analyses. Six statistically or contextually developed sets of variables were considered. Classification results were at least 29 percent above chance levels, ranging from 69 to 85 percent depending on the set of variables entered. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).