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Title: EVALUATOR INTERVENTIONS - PROS AND CONS
Corporate Author: Sage Publications, Inc
United States of America
Editor(s): R PERLOFF
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 120
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20203
Grant Number: G-77-0069
Publication Number: V 2
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: BOTH CONCEPTUAL AND METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES IN EVALUATIVE STUDIES ARE EMPHASIZED IN THIS SERIES OF SELECTED PAPERS ON VARIOUS ISSUES IN EVALUATION AND DECISIONMAKING.
Abstract: PART OF A SERIES OF UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS ON CURRENT TOPICS OF CONCERN TO THE EVALUATION COMMUNITY, THE FIRST ARTICLE DESCRIBES A COMPLEX EFFORT TO EVALUATE SEVEN SCHOOL DESEGREGATION PLANS IN LOS ANGELES. DISTRICT OFFICIALS, BOARD MEMBERS, PLAINTIFFS, AND INTERVENORS IN THE COURT CASE SUPPLIED WEIGHTS FOR THE EVALUATIVE DIMENSIONS OF A MULTIATTRIBUTE UTILITY ANALYSIS. THE PROBABLE PERFORMANCE FOR EACH PLAN ON EACH EVALUATIVE DIMENSION WAS JUDGED BY DISTRICT STAFF, AND AGGREGATE MEASURES OF BENEFITS AND OF BENEFIT/COST RATIOS WERE COMPUTED. THE EVALUATOR'S ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE DISCUSSED IN A SECOND ARTICLE WHICH DISTINGUISHES BETWEEN PROGRAM SPECIALISTS, ADMINISTRATORS, FUNDING AGENTS, THE PUBLIC, AND EVALUATION SPECIALISTS AND SUGGESTS THAT EVALUATORS SHOULD STRIVE TO SEPARATE THEIR FUNCTIONS AS DATA GATHERERS FROM THEIR VALUES CONCERNING A PARTICULAR SOCIAL AGENDA. IN ANOTHER PAPER, THE AUTHORS FOCUS ON DECISIONMAKING THAT FOLLOWS THE EVALUATION OF A SPECIFIED PROGRAM AND INTEGRATES EVALUATION INTO THE KNOWLEDGE UTILIZATION PROCESS. THE FINAL ARTICLE DISCUSSES THE PROS AND CONS OF INTERVENTION, ENUMERATES THE COSTS AND BENEFITS, AND SUGGESTS THAT THE ADVANTAGES OF INTERVENTION APPEAR POSITIVE WHEN THE TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE AND WHEN EVALUATORS ARE VIEWED AS POTENTIALLY HELPFUL. REFERENCES AND BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF THE AUTHORS ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation of evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Quality control; Testing and measurement
Note: SAGE RESEARCH PROGRESS SERIES IN EVALUATION
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