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NCJ Number: 39424 Find in a Library
Title: LOOK AT PARTICIPANT-OBSERVATION
Journal: EVALUATION  Volume:1  Issue:3  Dated:(1973)  Pages:46-49
Author(s): E M GLASER; T E BACKER
Corporate Author: Evaluation
501 South Park Avenue
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Evaluation
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN OVERVIEW OF AN EVALUATION TECHNIQUE, PARTICIPATION-OBSERVATION, THAT INVOLVES A CLINICAL APPROACH TO PROGRAM ASSESSEMENT.
Abstract: THIS FORM OF EVALUATIVE RESEARCH IS USEFUL AS A DATA-GATHERING STRATEGY BECAUSE IT PERMITS MORE OR LESS CONTINUOUS OBSERVATION OF A PROGRAM'S STAFF AND/OR SERVICE RECIPIENTS WHILE THE PROGRAM IS IN OPERATION. THE AUTHORS ALLEGE THAT PARTICIPANT-OBSERVATION CAN BE MOST EFFICIENT WHEN COMBINED WITH CASE STUDIES, PRE- AND POST-TEST STUDIES, ANALYSIS OF STATISTICAL DATA, DOCUMENT ANALYSIS, AND SOME INTERVIEWING. THEY BELIEVE ITS POTENTIAL WARRANTS ITS INCLUSION IN THE EVALUATOR'S BATTERY OF ALTERNATIVE TECHNIQUES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...KAP
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Evaluative research; Program evaluation
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