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

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ERRORS OF LOGIC

These errors occur when interpretations and conclusions are not well supported by the data.

Error of False Conclusion

When we claim to reach a conclusion regarding a program, even though that “conclusion” is unsupported by the facts of the case or is influenced by undue bias, we commit the error of false conclusion. Remember that conclusions must be based on solid interpretations that justifiably flow from the analyzed data. If this alignment is not obvious, the conclusions are on shaky ground. It is far better to spot the error of false conclusion than for stakeholders to identify it while going over your evaluation report or listening to your oral briefing.

Error of the Expert

When we rely on the advice of an expert who operates ...

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