T. R. Owens, R. L. Wolf: An Adversary Approach to Evaluation

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


Adversary evaluation moves a considerable distance toward the end of the continuum that begins with the Tylerian objectives-performance approach. Developed in the early 1970s, the adversary approach endeavors to illuminate all important aspects of a program being evaluated. Those aspects that are explored may extend beyond objectives originally set for the program. Quasilegal in its approach and structure, the adversary model follows a dialectic process. Two teams of evaluators explore the pros and cons of a program so that its major issues are clarified openly and honestly.


Decision Maker Adversary Model Adversary Proceeding Jury Trial Educational Evaluation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

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