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

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METHODS USED IN CIPP EVALUATIONS

Stufflebeam suggests that a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods be considered and recommends applying triangulation procedures to confirm information. Evaluators must address a number of evaluation complexities—for example, limited time and resources; the impracticability of laboratory-style controls; unavailability of validated data collection instruments that meet the exact criteria specified; and, often, not enough time or expertise to create a well-designed, tested instrument. Evaluators must operate within such constraints and still do their best to ensure that the data collected truly represent reality. This model advocates engaging multiple observers and informants with different perspectives, ...

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