ERIC Number: ED406448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
An Evaluation Criteria Validation Model: Stakeholder Participation in Evaluating a Set of Criteria.
Dean, Linda M.
This paper proposes a model to establish which criteria are considered by stakeholders as valid for evaluating a program. The model is developed with the aim of increasing the credibility and use of evaluations. Stakeholders are involved in the identification of potential evaluation criteria, and ratings of validity and priority are used as the basis for criteria selection. The Evaluation Criteria Model is composed of the following six steps: (1) identify stakeholders; (2) identify potential evaluation criteria; (3) develop survey instruments; (4) collect data; (5) analyze data; and (6) select set of criteria. The first base of the criteria validation model is the job analysis process used in business and industry to document the content-related validity of personnel evaluation tests. The second base is the front-end activity of validating program evaluation issues and concerns that was proposed by E. Guba and Y. S. Lincoln (1981). These authors suggest a formal survey of stakeholders, including ratings of issues and concerns, to identify the areas to address. These approaches are combined in the proposed model. (Contains three figures and seven references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association (Atlanta, GA, November 6-9, 1996).