ERIC Number: EJ255758
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1981
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A Critique of the Scientific Appraisal of Social Programs.
Schwandt, Thomas A.
Viewpoints in Teaching and Learning, v57 n4 p93-100 Fall 1981
It is widely believed that evaluations can deliver certain, definitive, and absolutely convincing assessments of social programs. It would be wise to insist only that evaluation findings be credible rather than certain, arguable rather than definite, and persuasive rather than absolutely convincing. (CJ)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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