ERIC Number: EJ379464
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
If Program Decisions Hinged Only on Information: A Response to Patton.
Weiss, Carol H.
Evaluation Practice, v9 n3 p15-28 Aug 1988
Differing views about the success evaluators have had in improving programs directly are contrasted. It is suggested that evaluation, even when decisions are not based directly on evaluation outcomes, should represent continuing education for program managers, planners, and policy makers with probable impact in the future. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Responds to paper by Michael Q. Patton (see TM 513 871). This is the third part of a mini-series on the use of evaluation.