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Perspectives on Planned Social and Organizational
The Functions of Evaluation Research
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achieve action research administrators Alkin alternative Anderson and Ball approach appropriate argued assessing assumptions behaviour causal change process Chapter choice client concern considered context control group covert functions crises crisis Cronbach decision decision-makers dependent variables discussed effects environment epistemological ethical codes evaluation design evaluation findings evaluation functions evaluation research evaluation study evaluative criteria evaluator's example existing experience experimental garbage can model goals Guba and Lincoln Hawthorne effects hence hypotheses identified impact implementation implications individuals innovation interaction interest internal validity interpretive design interpretive evaluation intervening variables involved issues managers measurement methodological methods normative objective ontological organization organizational change organizational development outcomes participants Patton perspective planned change policy-makers position positivism positivistic designs potential users practice problem professional programme's qualitative quasi-experimental questions radical rational relationships relevant requirements research design responsible role selection serve social change programmes specific stakeholders strategies suggest symbolic interactionism testing theory utilization values Weiss