ERIC Number: EJ799497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Making Team Science Better: Applying Improvement-Oriented Evaluation Principles to Evaluation of Cooperative Research Centers
Gray, Denis O.
New Directions for Evaluation, n118 p73-87 Sum 2008
The rise of the research center has changed the landscape of U.S. research enter-prise. It has also created a number of evaluation challenges, particularly when considering strategically focused, multifaceted cooperative research centers (CRCs). The author argues that although recent CRC evaluation efforts have gone a long way toward meeting the needs of groups interested in accountability, they do little to meet the needs of inexperienced scientist managers who try to lead and manage these organizationally complex initiatives. An exception to this trend is described: the improvement-oriented evaluation strategy pioneered by the National Science Foundation IUCRC program.
Descriptors: Research and Development Centers, Program Evaluation, Accountability, Formative Evaluation, Total Quality Management
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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