ERIC Number: ED486082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 4
Evaluation Methodology. The Evaluation Exchange. Volume 11, Number 2, Summer 2005
Coffman, Julia, Ed.
Harvard Family Research Project
This is the third issue of "The Evaluation Exchange" devoted entirely to the theme of methodology, though every issue tries to identify new methodological choices, the instructive ways in which people have applied or combined different methods, and emerging methodological trends. For example, lately "theories of change" have gained almost buzzword status in the field, and thus has been featured in several recent issues, including this one. Other topics explored in this issue include the role that evaluation theory plays in methodological choices, the proliferation of outcome models during the recent movement toward more accountability for social programs, how to give the connection between evaluation and learning more than just lip service, and developments in the never ending search to ensure hard work avoids being forgotten on dusty bookshelves (or hard drives) and instead gets the attention it deserves. Cluster evaluation and retrospective pretests, and the relationship between evaluation methodology, training, and minority populations are also highlighted. [Harvard Family Research Project also gratefully acknowledges the support of the Marguerite Casey Foundation
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Organizational Culture, Multicultural Education, Minority Groups, Theories, Research Utilization, Evaluators
Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 3 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel: 617-495-9108; Fax: 617-495-8594; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, FL.; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.