Chapter 5Pseudoevaluations

Background and Introduction

Because this book is aimed at examining and explaining the state of the art in evaluation, it is necessary to discuss bad and questionable practices as well as best efforts. Evaluators and their clients are sometimes tempted to shade, selectively release, overgeneralize, or even falsify findings. In addition, evaluators might falsely characterize constructive efforts—such as providing evaluation training or developing an organization's evaluation ...

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