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ERIC Number: EJ959694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0834-1516
Addressing the Challenges Encountered during a Developmental Evaluation: Implications for Evaluation Practice
Poth, Cheryl-Anne; Pinto, Dorothy; Howery, Kathy
Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, v26 n1 p39-48 Spr 2011
This article describes three challenges encountered during a developmental evaluation and explains how these were addressed from the evaluators' perspective. The evaluation was conducted to support the implementation of a three-year educational technology leadership project funded by the Alberta provincial government. The developmental evaluation responded to two purposes identified by the evaluation client: inform ongoing programmatic decisions and measure change in practice. The implications for evaluation practice related to the challenges of introducing a new evaluation approach, defining the boundaries of evaluator roles, and integrating technological resources are discussed and related to the Canadian Evaluator Competencies (Canadian Evaluation Society, 2010) and the Program Evaluation Standards (Yarborough, Shulha, Hopson, & Carruthers, 2011).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada