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ERIC Number: EJ792345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1097-6736
Looking at the Evidence: What Variations in Practice Might Indicate
Datta, Lois-ellin
New Directions for Evaluation, n113 p35-54 Spr 2007
This chapter presents the findings from a review of the practice of evaluation in federal agencies as an attempt to inform policies on method choice. The author explores whether federal agencies differ in their approaches to evaluation design and the factors that influence these differences. The nature of the programs, agency culture, evaluator training and experience, and the politics of methodology all emerge as possible context-appropriate influences on method choice. (Contains 1 table.)
Jossey Bass. Available from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Tel: 800-825-7550; Tel: 201-748-6645; Fax: 201-748-6021; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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