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ERIC Number: EJ891046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0193-841X
Contracting for Independent Evaluation: Approaches to an Inherent Tension
Klerman, Jacob Alex
Evaluation Review, v34 n4 p299-333 Aug 2010
There has recently been discussion of whether independent contract evaluation is possible. This article acknowledges the inherent tension in contract evaluation and in response suggests a range of constructive approaches to improving the independence of contract evaluation. In particular, a clear separation between the official evaluation report and a contractor's own publication of analysis from the underlying evaluation appears to be a promising approach. In this approach, the funder would retain almost unfettered rights to the official contract report (including the right never to publish but not the right to change the contractor's text while leaving the contractor's authorship) and the contractor would retain clearly defined rights to publish any findings from the evaluation (subject only to the limitations of human subjects and proprietary data and some minimal notice).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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