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ERIC Number: EJ1153213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
Evaluator and Program Manager Perceptions of Evaluation Capacity and Evaluation Practice
Fierro, Leslie A.; Christie, Christina A.
American Journal of Evaluation, v38 n3 p376-392 Sep 2017
The evaluation community has demonstrated an increased emphasis and interest in evaluation capacity building in recent years. A need currently exists to better understand how to measure evaluation capacity and its potential outcomes. In this study, we distributed an online questionnaire to managers and evaluation points of contact working in grantee programs funded by four large federal public health programs. The goal of the research was to investigate the extent to which assessments of evaluation capacity and evaluation practice are similar or different for individuals representing the same program. The research findings revealed both similarities and differences within matched respondent pairs, indicating that whom one asks to rate evaluation capacity in an organization matters.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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