A user-focused model for the utilization of evaluation

Title: A user-focused model for the utilization of evaluation
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 1980
Published In: Evaluation and Program Planning
Description: It is proposed that the present low level of utilization of evaluation findings is traceable in part to their failure to address directly the information needs of a clearly specified decision maker. An alternative model proceeding from such specification is proposed here, with evaluation closely interwoven with the on-going innovation process. The model suggests a number of implications for the organizational role of evalutors, for the design of evaluations, and for directions for methodological development. In particular, we suggest that evaluation designs be assessed against possible "threats to utility" as well as against the traditional "threads to validity.". © 1980.
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Citation: Evaluation and Program Planning. 3. Issue 2. 131 - 140. ISSN 0149-7189. DOI 10.1016/0149-7189(80)90061-0.
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