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ERIC Number: EJ800129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1556-8180
Predictive Evaluation
Scriven, Michael
Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, v4 n7 p71-73 Jul 2007
Noting that there has been extensive discussion of the relation of evaluation to: (1) research; (2) explanations (a.k.a. theory-driven, logic model, or realistic evaluation); and (3) recommendations, the author introduces: (4) prediction. He advocates that unlike the first three concepts, prediction is necessarily part of most kinds of evaluation, although to varying degrees. To support his view, the writer discusses the predictive aspect as applicable to: (1) product evaluation; (2) program evaluation; (3) personnel evaluation; (4) policy analysis; (5) proposal evaluation; and (6) portfolio evaluation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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