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ERIC Number: EJ1251416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
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Advocacy Outcomes Are Not Self-Evident: The Quest for Outcome Identification
Arensman, Bodille
American Journal of Evaluation, v41 n2 p216-233 Jun 2020
Advocacy outcomes are not self-evident. Identifying advocacy outcomes is extremely difficult because they are often intangible, arising from (personal) interactions, and they are not always traceable. This challenges conventional evaluation methods, which is recognized in the advocacy evaluation literature. However, current evaluation methods claim to do justice to these complexities while in reality, these methods assume outcomes are identified logically following from actions. Based on empirical findings from a multisited ethnographic study of an advocacy evaluation, this article questions these underlying assumptions and empirically demonstrates how advocacy outcomes are socially and politically constructed, leaving room for interpretation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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