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ERIC Number: EJ847866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
Evaluation Use: Results from a Survey of U.S. American Evaluation Association Members
Fleischer, Dreolin N.; Christie, Christina A.
American Journal of Evaluation, v30 n2 p158-175 2009
This paper presents the results of a cross-sectional survey on evaluation use completed by 1,140 U.S. American Evaluation Association members. This study had three foci: evaluators' current attitudes, perceptions, and experiences related to evaluation use theory and practice, how these data are similar to those reported in a previous study conducted by Preskill and Caracelli (1997), and to identify characteristics that distinguish high endorsers of use items from others in the sample. Findings suggest a fair level of agreement on several dimensions of use including stakeholder involvement, factors that influence use, and the varied roles of the evaluator. Logistic regression results indicated that external evaluators were less likely to be high item endorsers while those who reported being members of the Evaluation Use Topical Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association were more likely to be high item endorsers. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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