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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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Greenwald, Howard P. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2013
This article synthesizes interview data from evaluation directors and top executives of philanthropic foundations on how evaluation might better advance their missions. In key informant interviews, respondents commented on the purposes of evaluation from the foundation's perspective, challenges to effective evaluation, and the means by which…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Administrator Attitudes, Interviews, Evaluation Utilization
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Holvoet, Nathalie; Dewachter, Sara – American Journal of Evaluation, 2013
National Evaluation Societies (NES) are situated at the intersection between Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) supply and demand. To date, little research has explored NES and their potential for strengthening national M&E. This study addresses this gap, examining perceived NES performance relevant to organizational and policy-oriented goals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, National Organizations, Professional Associations
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McDavid, James C.; Huse, Irene – American Journal of Evaluation, 2012
A key assumption in efforts to implement and improve cross-government public reporting systems is that legislators will make use of the performance information to enhance accountability and improve program and policy effectiveness. This five-year study is an assessment of expectations and actual uses of annual performance reports by elected…
Descriptors: Legislators, Reports, Performance, Measurement
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Benjamin, Lehn M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2012
Why do we continue to see evidence that nonprofit staff feel like outcome measurement is missing important aspects of their work? Based on an analysis of over 1,000 pages of material in 10 outcome measurement guides and a focused literature review of frontline work in three types of nonprofit organizations, this article shows that existing outcome…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Nonprofit Organizations, Human Services, Community Development
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Samuels, Maurice; Ryan, Katherine – American Journal of Evaluation, 2011
The emergence of and the attention given to culture in the evaluation field over the last decade has created a heightened awareness of and need for evaluators to understand the complexity and multidimensionality of evaluations within multicultural, multiracial, and cross-cultural contexts. In this article, the authors discuss how cultural…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Culture, Cultural Relevance, Inquiry
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Campbell, David – American Journal of Evaluation, 2011
In evaluating local policy implementation, workaround stories--accounts of deliberate efforts to evade, subvert, or even break rules or procedures in order to get the job done--are valuable evaluative indicators. By "backward mapping" (Elmore, 1979) from frequently mentioned workarounds, we can identify flawed elements of policy- or…
Descriptors: Policy, Evaluation, Ethics, Compliance (Psychology)
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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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Janssens, Frans J. G.; de Wolf, Inge F. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2009
This article demonstrates the value of theoretical ex-ante evaluation of policy programs. We show how a specific policy might not achieve its objectives and illustrate the elements of the policy, which need improvement. These conclusions are based on a reconstruction and evaluation of the theory behind a policy program that aims to increase…
Descriptors: Productivity, Governance, Educational Change, Quality Control
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Huffman, Douglas; Thomas, Kelli; Lawrenz, Frances – American Journal of Evaluation, 2008
The purpose of this article is to describe a new collaborative immersion approach for developing evaluation capacity that was used in kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) schools and to place this new approach on a continuum of existing capacity-building methods. The continuum extends from individualistic training-oriented methods to collaborative…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Accountability, Cooperation
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King, Jean A. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2008
This excerpt from the opening plenary asks evaluators to consider two questions regarding learning and evaluation: (a) How do evaluators know if, how, when, and what people are learning during an evaluation? and (b) In what ways can evaluation be a learning experience? To answer the first question, evaluators can apply the commonplaces of…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Program Evaluation, Learning Experience, Program Development
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Chelimsky, Eleanor – American Journal of Evaluation, 2008
This article presents a plenary address wherein the author talks about cultural clashes, about what happens when evaluation meets politics. In her address, the author talks about the kinds of clashes that occur on a regular basis between evaluative independence and the political culture it challenges, along with possible ways to predict, parry, or…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Democracy, Governmental Structure, Cultural Differences
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Miller, Robin Lin; King, Jean; Mark, Melvin – American Journal of Evaluation, 2008
Over the past 6 years, the Oral History Project Team has conducted interviews with individuals who have influenced the theory and practice of evaluation. In 2006, Robin Miller, with the help of Christian Coryn of The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University (WMU), and Daniela Schroeter, also at the Center, sat down with widely regarded…
Descriptors: Oral History, Program Evaluation, Personnel Evaluation, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Picciotto, Robert – American Journal of Evaluation, 2007
The millennium development goals have created new challenges for development evaluation. The main unit of account has shifted to the country level. Evaluation ownership must move from donor agencies to developing countries. The recognition that rich countries have development obligations is opening up evaluation frontiers beyond aid. A…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Developing Nations, Evaluation Needs, Global Approach
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