ERIC Number: EJ897669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Characterizing the Evaluand in Evaluating Theory
Smith, Nick L.
American Journal of Evaluation, v31 n3 p383-389 Sep 2010
Prior evaluations of evaluation theory have been problematic due in part to confusion about what exactly is being assessed. After drawing distinctions among evaluation theories, models, and approaches, the author examines three aspects of evaluation models and considers how the evaluation of a model depends on which aspect is being examined. The aspects considered include a model as a statement of ideology, a model as an operational strategy, and a model as an intervention promising specific outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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