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An Analysis of Alternative Approaches to Evaluation

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Part of the Evaluation in Education and Human Services book series (EEHS, volume 8)

Abstract

Three major approaches to evaluating programs are set forth in this unit. The first —pseudoevaluation —includes attempts to mislead through evaluation. The second — quasievaluation — encompasses studies that are preoccupied with answering given questions of interest instead of assessing the value of something. The third — true evaluation — considers what we see as comprehensive efforts to examine the worth and merit of an object. Particular study types that are associated with each approach are examined in detail and contrasted with each other. In general, this unit provides an overview of 12 types of evaluation studies.

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True Evaluation Evaluation Work Study Type Policy Study American Educational Research Association 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

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