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Pattyn, Valérie; Molenveld, Astrid; Befani, Barbara – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) is gaining ground in evaluation circles, but the number of applications is still limited. In this article, we consider the challenges that can emerge during a QCA evaluation by drawing on our experience of conducting one in the field of development cooperation. For each stage of the evaluation process, we…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation
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Baldwin, Cheryl K.; Lander, Rachel – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
This case study examined the functional role activities of developmental evaluators in a school and community partnership employing a collaborative program model to improve an urban underperforming public school. Program implementers' assessments of program developments and their experience with developmental evaluators were also examined. Data…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Role, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Litwok, Daniel; Peck, Laura R. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
In experimental evaluations of policy interventions, the so-called Bloom adjustment is commonly used to estimate the impact of the treatment on the treated. It does so by rescaling the estimated impact of the intention to treat--that is, the overall treatment-control group difference in outcomes for the entire experimental sample--by the…
Descriptors: Computation, Outcomes of Treatment, Program Evaluation, Scaling
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Moore, Marah; Parsons, Beverly; Jessup, Patricia – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
Evaluators are becoming increasingly aware that, to provide maximum benefit to the programs they evaluate, they must address the systems within which the programs work. However, evaluation practice is often influenced by beliefs and assumptions that are rooted in an understanding of these systems as stable and predictable. We identify four traps…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Systems Approach, Beliefs, Program Evaluation
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Boyce, Ayesha S.; McGowan, Brian L. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
As the field of evaluation continues to expand, so do evaluation course offerings. However, little is known about the backgrounds of evaluation educators, how they go about planning their courses, challenges experienced, or how they attain competency as teachers. This study offers an initial understanding of novice evaluation educators' experience…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Evaluation, Teaching Experience, Curriculum Development
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Caldwell, Leon D.; Bledsoe, Katrina L. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
This article questions whether social justice can live within the structural racism present in the field of evaluation. Structural racism refers to the totality of ways in which societies foster racial discrimination through mutually reinforcing systems of housing, education, employment, earnings, benefits, credit, media, health care, and criminal…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Racial Bias, Educational Assessment, Evaluators
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Picciotto, Robert – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
The adversary evaluation model emerged in a context that favored democratic debate. It was successfully used in a variety of sectors following its inception, but it was abandoned once neo-liberal thinking and goal achievement approaches became dominant. It is time to give it a second chance. The judicial evaluation model (JEM) relies on human…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Models, Democracy, Justice
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Froncek, Benjamin; Rohmann, Anette – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
Practical-participatory evaluation is often considered an effective approach to enhancing evaluation use. Despite this generally positive connotation, potential negative effects of participatory evaluation have also been discussed in the literature but never empirically investigated before. Drawing upon the social--psychological procedural justice…
Descriptors: Participation, Evaluation, Stakeholders, Justice
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Wing, Coady; Bello-Gomez, Ricardo A. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
Treatment effect estimates from a "regression discontinuity design" (RDD) have high internal validity. However, the arguments that support the design apply to a subpopulation that is narrower and usually different from the population of substantive interest in evaluation research. The disconnect between RDD population and the…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Research Design, Validity, Evaluation Methods
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Dahler-Larsen, Peter – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
As theory-based evaluation (TBE) engages in situations where multiple stakeholders help develop complex program theory about dynamic phenomena in politically contested settings, it becomes difficult to develop and use program theory without ambiguity. The purpose of this article is to explore ambiguity as a fruitful perspective that helps TBE face…
Descriptors: Ambiguity (Context), Concept Formation, Educational Theories, Organizational Theories
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Finucane, Mariel McKenzie; Martinez, Ignacio; Cody, Scott – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
In the coming years, public programs will capture even more and richer data than they do now, including data from web-based tools used by participants in employment services, from tablet-based educational curricula, and from electronic health records for Medicaid beneficiaries. Program evaluators seeking to take full advantage of these data…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Data Analysis, Program Evaluation, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Goodman, Lisa A.; Epstein, Deborah; Sullivan, Cris M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
Programs for domestic violence (DV) victims and their families have grown exponentially over the last four decades. The evidence demonstrating the extent of their effectiveness, however, often has been criticized as stemming from studies lacking scientific rigor. A core reason for this critique is the widespread belief that credible evidence can…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Family Violence
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Ledford, Jennifer R. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
Randomization of large number of participants to different treatment groups is often not a feasible or preferable way to answer questions of immediate interest to professional practice. Single case designs (SCDs) are a class of research designs that are experimental in nature but require only a few participants, all of whom receive the…
Descriptors: Research Design, Randomized Controlled Trials, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Whitesell, Nancy Rumbaugh; Sarche, Michelle; Keane, Ellen; Mousseau, Alicia C.; Kaufman, Carol E. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
Evidence-based interventions hold promise for reducing gaps in health equity across diverse populations, but evidence about effectiveness within these populations lags behind the mainstream, often leaving opportunities to fulfill this promise unrealized. Mismatch between standard intervention outcomes research methods and the cultural and…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Cultural Context, Health Promotion, Intervention
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Zandniapour, Lily; Deterding, Nicole M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
Tiered evidence initiatives are an important federal strategy to incentivize and accelerate the use of rigorous evidence in planning, implementing, and assessing social service investments. The Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, adopted a public-private partnership approach to tiered…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Evidence
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