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ERIC Number: EJ800315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1556-8180
Evaluation as a Cognitive Process
Scriven, Michael
Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, v4 n8 p74-75 Oct 2007
In this article, the author distinguishes between evaluation and other cognitive processes. He looks at unpacking evaluation into component processes to avoid confusion that hampers effective evaluation work, and to provide a foundation for an epistemology and logic of evaluation. The author advocates that evaluation is a compressed representation of information summarizing what stakeholders want and need to know. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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