ERIC Number: EJ1013348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Reference Count: 17
What Does a Transformative Lens Bring to Credible Evidence in Mixed Methods Evaluations?
Mertens, Donna M.
New Directions for Evaluation, n138 p27-35 Sum 2013
Credibility in evaluation is a multifaceted concept that involves consideration of diverse stakeholders' perspectives and purposes. The use of a transformative lens is proposed as a means to bringing issues of social justice and human rights to the foreground in decisions about methodology, credibility of evidence, and use of evaluation findings.
Descriptors: Credibility, Stakeholders, Transformative Learning, Civil Rights, Mixed Methods Research, Information Utilization, Focus Groups, Epistemology, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Ethics, Values, Philosophy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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