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ERIC Number: EJ753264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
The Oral History of Evaluation, Part 5: An Interview with Michael Quinn Patton
King, Jean; Greenseid, Lija
American Journal of Evaluation, v28 n1 p102-114 Mar 2007
This article presents an interview with Michael Patton whose professional evolution has contributed to the way evaluation in the United States is understood and practiced today. Patton is an evaluation and organizational development consultant who spent 18 years at the University of Minnesota (1973-1991), including 5 years as the director of the Minnesota Center for Social Research and 10 years with the Minnesota Extension Service. His writings and practice have influenced the field in numerous key areas. The publication of his book "Utilization-Focused Evaluation" in 1978 focused attention on the importance of intended users and uses of evaluation information and, in its third revision (Patton, 1997), of the evaluation process. His book "Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods", now in its third edition (Patton, 2002), was one of the first qualitative methods texts. Among Michael's awards are the Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Award and the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award from the American Evaluation Association (AEA; acknowledging his contributions to both practice and theory), the Lester F. Ward Award for Outstanding Contributions to Applied Sociology from the Society for Applied Sociology, and the University of Minnesota's Morse Amoco Award for outstanding teaching.
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Language: English
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