Lessons Learned about Evaluation in the United States and Some Possible Implications for Europe

Cook, Thomas D. ; Wittmann, Werner W.

Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 1998
The title of a journal, publication series: European Journal of Psychological Assessment : EJPA
Volume: 14
Issue number: 2
Page range: 97-115
Place of publication: Bern
Publishing house: Hogrefe & Huber
ISSN: 1015-5759 , 2151-2426
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Psychologie II (Wittmann 1993-2009, Em)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Subject headings (SWD): Evaluation
Abstract: This paper describes the main lessons learned about evaluation in the United States during the last 25 years and speculates about what some of their implications might be for the growing field of evaluation in Europe. We consider the organizational structure of the field, its political context, method preferences, |the use of multiple rather than single evaluative studies and ways to invigorate evaluation as a culture through avoiding certain kinds of method debates, through encouraging certain kinds of evaluation theory debates and through encouraging evaluators to think of themselves as substantive topic experts capable of generalizing from studies about what seems to work in a given substantive area.

Dieser Eintrag ist Teil der Universitätsbibliographie.

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