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ERIC Number: EJ792343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1097-6736
Factors Influencing the Choice of Methods in Federal Evaluation Practice
Chelimsky, Eleanor
New Directions for Evaluation, n113 p13-33 Spr 2007
A critical historical review of the tensions in American governance places the method choice debate in a broader perspective. This chapter reviews the factors that influence the evaluation questions posed to evaluators and, in turn, the methods choices that stem from it. Political and professional pressures on the evaluators also influence methods choice. Flexibility in methods is considered essential for the evaluator to design a study that considers both the context and the specifics of the question.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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