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ERIC Number: EJ1082083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
The Oral History of Evaluation: The Professional Development of Evert Vedung
Tranquist, Joakim
American Journal of Evaluation, v36 n4 p570-583 Dec 2015
In the vast evaluation literature, there are numerous accounts describing the emergence of the field of evaluation. However, texts on evaluation history often describe how structural conditions for conducting evaluation have changed over time, often from an American perspective. Inspired by the Oral History Team, the purpose of this article is to provide an oral history description of the professional development of a person who has contributed to the emergence of evaluation in Sweden. The article concerns Evert Vedung, undoubtedly Sweden's most well-known evaluation researcher. Vedung is intellectually distinct from many other prominent evaluation researchers, given his background in political science. He believes that evaluation is closely connected to representative democracy, which affects his view on what value criteria are to be used in evaluation. This article presents an edited conversation with Evert Vedung on his research trajectory. The article aims to describe how serendipities have shaped Vedung's professional development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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