ERIC Number: ED251514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report. Technical Reports. Evaluation Productivity Project.
Alkin, Marvin; And Others
After outlining the 1984 activities and results of the Center for the Study of Evaluation's (CSE's) Evaluation Productivity Project, this monograph presents three reports. The first, "The Administrator's Role in Evaluation Use," by James Burry, Marvin C. Alkin, and Joan A. Ruskus, describes the factors influencing an evaluation's use potential and outlines the steps the program administrator must take to increase the evaluation's use. The second paper, "Factors Common to High-Utilization Evaluations," by Ruskus and Alkin, identifies six of these factors: level of evaluator effort, evaluator's leadership behavior, user involvement, evaluation reporting, evaluator involvement in implementing recommendations, and user commitment to use. The final paper, "Reflections on Evaluation Costs: Direct and Indirect," by Alkin and Ruskus, describes how to identify and assign values to both direct and indirect cost components, and how costs should be considered in relation to benefits accrued from an evaluation. (BW)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Evaluators, Experimenter Characteristics, Indirect Costs, Institutional Characteristics, Leadership Qualities, Predictor Variables, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.