ERIC Number: ED267103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
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The Pros and Cons of Responsive Evaluation.
Hurteau, Marthe; Nadeau, Marc-Andre.
The responsive model of evaluation has been seen as an alternative to formal evaluation models. This model was used for the evaluation of a Certificate in Industrial Relations program in a Quebec French university. This study focused on two main objectives: first, the local utility of the program being assessed, along with the major problems encountered by the administrators; and second, identifying the advantages and limits of the model by comparing them to those reported in the literature. Regarding the first objective, the rich, detailed and pertinent information enabled the evaluator to sketch out a portrait of the situation. The evaluation results and findings were transformed into specific recommendations to improve the program. Concerning the second objective, several advantages and limits cited in the literature were confirmed and new ones were found. Specific recommendations on the use of the responsive model included: (1) use of an evaluation contract; (2) disseminate information as to the evaluation process and product; (3) involve a specialist to corroborate data; and (4) use constant feedback as an essential condition not only to responsive evaluation but also to all evaluative approaches. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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