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Evaluation methods and processes : tensions between expectations, resources and competencies

Bergman, Manfred Max. (2010) Evaluation methods and processes : tensions between expectations, resources and competencies. LeGes, 21 (1). pp. 23-31.

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Abstract

Apart from epistemological aspects, a number of practical factors related to expectations, resources, and competencies bias the selection and application of methods in the course of evaluation processes and thus the validity, objectivity and generalizability of the evaluation results. The article explores these factors and the various tensions between them, and discusses the challenges evaluators and evaluation commissioners have to face in order to avoid unsustainable truth claims and to be able to put evaluation findings into the right perspective. Negotiations with stakeholders or among peer evaluators are seen as two forms of quality control, which can become guide posts for conducting high-quality as well as context-bound evaluation.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Soziologie > Sozialforschung und Methodologie (Bergman)
UniBasel Contributors:Bergman, Manfred Max
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Schweizerische Bundeskanzlei
ISSN:1420-2395
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 14:00

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