ERIC Number: EJ415920
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Technical Quality versus User Responsiveness in Evaluation Practice.
Greene, Jennifer C.
Evaluation and Program Planning, v13 n3 p267-74 1990
Use-oriented approaches to evaluation have been challenged by contentions that the responsiveness of such evaluations undermines their technical quality. This discussion analyzes purported conflicts between these evaluation criteria of utility and accuracy by examining underlying assumptions related to evaluation's purpose and politics. (TJH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association (Boston, MA, October 14-17, 1987).