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ERIC Number: ED435749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 25
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Internal Participatory Evaluation as an Organizational Learning System: A Longitudinal Case Study.
Robinson, Tim T.; Cousins, J. Bradley
Few studies exist on the impact of practical participatory evaluation when the evaluator is not only a member of the organization, but also has program knowledge and expertise. This paper addresses this gap in the literature by reporting on a 2.5-year longitudinal single case study of practical participatory evaluation of a national, publicly funded training organization. Drawing on multiple sources of qualitative data, the study investigates the effects of an internal evaluator who was both employed by the organization and internal to the program being evaluated. Results show that the added dimensions of evaluator knowledge of both program and organizational content can have a powerful impact on developing the organization's capacity to inquire systematically and to learn. The study also demonstrates the differential effects on various sub-processes and strategies associated with the organizational learning construct. (Contains 37 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada