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Evaluation in Education and Human Services

Evaluation Models

Viewpoints on Educational and Human Services Evaluation

Editors: Madaus, George F., Scriven, M., Stufflebeam, D.L. (Eds.)

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Attempting fonnally to evaluate something involves the evaluator coming to grips with a number of abstract concepts such as value, merit, worth, growth, criteria, standards, objectives, needs, nonns, client, audience, validity, reliability, objectivity, practical significance, accountability, improvement, process, pro­ duct, fonnative, summative, costs, impact, infonnation, credibility, and - of course - with the tenn evaluation itself. To communicate with colleagues and clients, evaluators need to clarify what they mean when they use such tenns to denote important concepts central to their work. Moreover, evaluators need to integrate these concepts and their meanings into a coherent framework that guides all aspects of their work. If evaluation is to lay claim to the mantle of a profession, then these conceptualizations of evaluation must lead to the conduct of defensible evaluations. The conceptualization of evaluation can never be a one-time activity nor can any conceptualization be static. Conceptualizations that guide evaluation work must keep pace with the growth of theory and practice in the field. Further, the design and conduct of any particular study involves a good deal of localized conceptualization.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evaluation Models
Book Subtitle
Viewpoints on Educational and Human Services Evaluation
Editors
  • George F. Madaus
  • M. Scriven
  • D.L. Stufflebeam
Series Title
Evaluation in Education and Human Services
Series Volume
6
Copyright
1983
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer-Nijhoff Publishing
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-6669-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-6669-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-009-6671-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
385
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