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Performance Evaluation: Proven Approaches for Improving Program and Organizational Performance by Ingrid Guerra-López

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CHAPTER 14

COMMON ERRORS IN EVALUATION

This chapter lists nineteen errors, some common and some less frequently seen, that can show up in evaluations. The errors are divided into three groups: errors of system mapping, errors of logic, and errors of procedure. Attention to avoiding these errors is key to completing a successful and productive evaluation.

This book is intended to help evaluators and those who use evaluation data to conduct and understand meaningful, timely evaluations that are effective in guiding and adjusting programs and solutions. It provides models and advice on doing an evaluation.

Another way to keep you on track is to show you what to avoid doing. This chapter has been framed as a discussion of errors in evaluation. Some ...

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