ERIC Number: EJ622376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The False Choice between Theory-based Evaluation and Experimentation.
Cook, Thomas D.
New Directions for Evaluation, n87 p27-34 Fall 2000
Offers a critical commentary on theory-based evaluation, stressing its utility as a method of program planning and as an adjunct to experiments but rejecting it as an alternative to experiments. Cites seven reasons for doubting that theory-based evaluations can provide the valid conclusions about a program's causal effects that proponents have promised. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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