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

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CONCEPTUALIZING A USEFUL EVALUATION THAT FITS THE SITUATION

Nevo (1981) revised a list of questions initially proposed by Stufflebeam (1974) in an effort to conceptualize evaluation and its key dimensions. The revised list remains applicable today:

  • How is evaluation defined?
  • What are the functions of evaluation?
  • What are the objects of evaluation?
  • What kinds of information should be collected regarding each object?
  • What criteria should be used to judge the merit or worth of an evaluated object?
  • Who should be served by the evaluation?
  • What is the process of doing an evaluation?
  • What methods of inquiry should be used in evaluation?
  • Who should do evaluation?
  • By what standards should evaluation be judged?

Some reflective questions will help formulate ...

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