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NCJ Number: 39423 Find in a Library
Title: WHERE POLITICS AND EVALUATION RESEARCH MEET
Journal: EVALUATION  Volume:1  Issue:3  Dated:(1973)  Pages:37-45
Author(s): C H WEISS
Corporate Author: Evaluation
501 South Park Avenue
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Evaluation
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AUTHOR TAKES A LOOK AT AREAS WHERE POLITICAL FACTORS EXERT INFLUENCE ON RESEARCH EVALUATION.
Abstract: POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS IMPINGE ON EVALUATION IN THREE WAYS, ACCORDING TO THIS ARTICLE. FIRST, THE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS THAT ARE EVALUATED ARE THE PRODUCTS OF POLITICAL DECISIONS. SECOND, BECAUSE EVALUATION IS UNDERTAKEN TO AUGMENT DECISION-MAKING, IT IS PROPELLED INTO THE POLITICAL ARENA. THIRD, EVALUATION ITSELF HAS A POLITICAL CHARACTER BECAUSE IT MAKES STATEMENTS ABOUT THE PROBLEMS OF SOME PROGRAMS AND THE VIRTUES OF OTHERS. THE AUTHOR POINTS OUT SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THAT POLITICAL FACTORS WILL HAVE ON THE SOCIAL SCIENTIST INVOLVED IN RESEARCH EVALUATION....BS
Index Term(s): Evaluative research; Political influences; Standards
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