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ERIC Number: EJ1129553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Involving Stakeholders in Programme Theory Specification: Discussion of a Systematic, Consensus-Based Approach
van Urk, Felix; Grant, Sean; Bonell, Chris
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v12 n4 p541-557 Nov 2016
The use of explicit programme theory to guide evaluation is widely recommended. However, practitioners and other partnering stakeholders often initiate programmes based on implicit theories, leaving researchers to explicate them before commencing evaluation. The current study aimed to apply a systematic method to undertake this process. We integrated a Delphi process into a larger effort to engage stakeholders in the elucidation of a logic model for the Studio School model of education. This study demonstrates that evaluators and service providers can jointly specify--and come to consensus regarding--intervention programme theories after these have been designed but prior to evaluation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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