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

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STRENGTHS AND LIMITATIONS

Below are some strengths and limitations commonly associated with Kirkpatrick's model:

Strengths

  • Simple to conceptualize
  • Provides a framework that easily helps people think about measuring training
  • Provides four basic categories of training success indicators: reaction, learning, relevant on-the-job behaviors, and organizational results
  • Popularity could help promote evaluation within the organization
  • Created specifically for training interventions and thus may be perceived as a reliable approach to evaluation by training departments

Limitations

  • Simplicity can lead to misunderstandings and overgeneralizations.
  • The model was created specifically for training interventions and thus does not fully address all important ...

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