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ERIC Number: EJ1007337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
Negotiating Measurement: Methodological and Interpersonal Considerations in the Choice and Interpretation of Instruments
Braverman, Marc T.
American Journal of Evaluation, v34 n1 p99-114 Mar 2013
Sound evaluation planning requires numerous decisions about how constructs in a program theory will be translated into measures and instruments that produce evaluation data. This article, the first in a dialogue exchange, examines how decisions about measurement are (and should be) made, especially in the context of small-scale local program settings. Rigorous measurement strategies will increase the credibility of a study's conclusions, but they usually entail various kinds of costs. In making measurement decisions, evaluators must establish standards for strength of evidence that a given measure produces, weigh alternative measurement options, and communicate carefully with clients and other stakeholders about the measurement requirements in a given evaluation. (Contains 2 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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