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ERIC Number: ED358112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 32
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Models of Evaluation Utilization: A Meta-Modeling Synthesis of the Literature.
Johnson, R. Burke
An integrative causal process model of evaluation utilization variables is presented. The model was developed through a traditional approach to literature review that lists results from published studies and relates these to the research topic, and through an approach that tries to integrate the models found in the literature search. Meta-modeling means developing models from models. It is a non-quantitative inductive theory-building approach done on published research studies as a specific source of data. Variables that affect utilization were identified, and implicit-cause and explicit-cause models in the literature were located. Reviewing these implicit and explicit models identifies the following key variables as facilitators of utilization: (1) participation; (2) organizational process and communication; (3) feedback; (4) politics and self-interested decision making; (5) use management; and (6) cognitive and behavioral uses. Evaluation usage is a continual process that evolves and changes shape over time, which is dependent on local contextual, organization, and political dimensions, in which participation by stakeholders and feedback seem especially useful. The proposed model is presented in Figure 7. Six additional figures illustrate the discussion. Contains 74 references. (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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