© 1983

Evaluation Models

Viewpoints on Educational and Human Services Evaluation

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Part of the Evaluation in Education and Human Services book series (EEHS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Models and Conceptualizations

    1. Egon G. Guba, Yvonna S. Lincoln
      Pages 311-333
    2. Elliot W. Eisner
      Pages 335-347
    3. Kent L. Koppelman
      Pages 349-355
    4. Nick L. Smith
      Pages 381-392
  2. The Standards and the Ninety-Five Theses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
    2. Daniel L. Stufflebeam, George F. Madaus
      Pages 395-404
    3. Lee J. Cronbach, Associates
      Pages 405-412
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 413-423

About this book


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.


Abstract Experimental Design Hearing criticism education evaluation experiment growth objectivity profession

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
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89838-123-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-6671-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-6669-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 385
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Assessment, Testing and Evaluation
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