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Chouinard, Jill Anne – American Journal of Evaluation, 2013
Evaluation occurs within a specific context and is influenced by the economic, political, historical, and social forces that shape that context. The culture of evaluation is thus very much embedded in the culture of accountability that currently prevails in public sector institutions, policies, and program. As such, our understanding of the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Public Sector, Participatory Research, Context Effect
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Datta, Lois-ellin – American Journal of Evaluation, 2013
Jill Chouinard, in her article "The Case for Participatory Evaluation in an Era of Accountability" (this issue, p. 237), may be re-iterating what has often been claimed and arguably is infused already in much of our theory and practice: the value of participatory approaches in some, perhaps many situations. She summarizes these claims eloquently…
Descriptors: Accountability, Evaluation Methods, Reader Response, Evaluation Research
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Carman, Joanne G. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2013
In "The Case for Participatory Evaluation in an Era of Accountability" (this issue), Jill Chouinard highlights seven tensions between the participatory and technocratic approaches to evaluation. She suggests that there is a need to create opportunities for more participatory approaches to evaluation. In this essay, I suggest that the era of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Evidence, Evaluation Methods, Research Opportunities
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Chouinard, Jill Anne – American Journal of Evaluation, 2013
In the original paper, it was argued that while there is an array of methods and methodologies available, their use is delimited by the culture of accountability that prevails in public sector institutions, a fact that is particularly problematic given the complexity and diversity of evaluation contexts today. This short rejoinder, to responses…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Public Sector, Evaluation Needs, Evaluation Utilization
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Grob, George F. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2010
The author enjoyed reading Katharine Hay's ambitious and humbling visions for evaluation field building in South Asia. She has successfully positioned herself on a high mountain with a wonderful set of binoculars that enable her to see the entire evaluation landscape of South Asia. She magically sees and describes significant historical forces and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Evaluators, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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Segerholm, Christina – American Journal of Evaluation, 2003
Evaluation is increasingly taken as a public good, as an activity aimed at development and betterment. At the same time, evaluation is increasingly integrated in accountability movements and in institutionalized systems for governance. It is also embedded in a consumer-oriented New Public Management ideology. Against this background, it is high…
Descriptors: State Surveys, National Surveys, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research