Evaluation Theories/Week 4: Evaluation Theory Panel: Michael Scriven, Thomas Cook, Jennifer C. Greene, David Fetterman,

See the in-Class notes in Google Doc format here - *These need to be organized and brought into Wikiversity so that they're searchable.

start - questions on last week? edit


Ethics & Consulting vs Ethics in Evaluation edit

Best foot forward: Don’t worry about it if everything is not spot on. Learn about theorists in way that’s not just “learn and regurgitate” (J: I would have done more by writing papers…)


  • Theorist Fundamentals
  • Break
  • Theorist Specifics and Debate

TODO: Try To Track and Take notes on the conversations:

Q1: Brief bio: sectors you work in; types of projects.

- (J: Humanitarian projects; education; 

COOK edit

Cook: 13:12:27 - ultimate purpose of evaluation is the emphasis on determining justifiable criteria of merit; standards of comparison; methods of judging results. - amelioration of social knowledge through social programs


Utilization of Outcomes - Fetterman

- purpose; end-game for his use of evaluations ; to foster self determination and empower every participant involved in the practice of eval; + social justice. 

He favors those with a social justice orientation (J; but that doesn’t mean he thinks that’s what all evaluation)


Merit - Intrinsic Value of a thing; Worth - The value of the thing to someone Significance - Impact on society


public good & value Subsidiery purpose ___

Q2: A. General Approach to evaluation and why it is preferable

Q2B: Specific techniques and strategies you have developed to impoement this approach:

14:15:43 - Note from Dr. Berry

14:17:03 - Break. 10 minutes; back at 2:26pm

GREENE - 15:00:20;

Q5 - SCRIVEN ; on Causality;

Pure GOLD the last 2 minutes! ____ TODO! 15:11:20

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