Advancing Validity in Outcome Evaluation: Theory and Practice: New Directions for Evaluation, Number 130

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Huey T. Chen, Stewart I. Donaldson, Melvin M. Mark
John Wiley & Sons, Jul 12, 2011 - Education - 136 pages
Exploring the influence and application of Campbellian validitytypology in the theory and practice of outcome evaluation, thisvolume addresses the strengths and weaknesses of this oftencontroversial evaluation method and presents new perspectives forits use.

Editors Huey T. Chen, Stewart I. Donaldson and Melvin M. Markprovide a historical overview of the Campbellian typology adoption,contributions and criticism. Contributing authors proposestrategies in developing a new perspective of validity typology foradvancing validity in program evaluation including

  1. Enhance External Validity
  2. Enhance Precision by Reclassifying the CampbellianTypology
  3. Expand the Scope of the Typology

The volume concludes with William R. Shadish's spirited rebuttalto earlier chapters. A collaborator with Don Campbell, Shadishprovides a balance to the perspective of the issue with aclarification and defense of Campbell's work.

This is the 129th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Evaluation, an officialpublication of the American Evaluation Association.

 

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Contents

Editors Notes
What Works for Whom Where Why for What
New and Old Directions for Validity Concerning
Criticisms of and an Alternative to the Shadish
Conclusion
Conflict of Interest and Campbellian Validity
The Construction of Validity as Argument
Assessing Program Outcomes From the BottomUp
The Truth About Validity
Index
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Huey T. Chen and Stewart I. Donaldson are the authors of Advancing Validity in Outcome Evaluation: Theory and Practice: New Directions for Evaluation, Number 130, published by Wiley.

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