Information technologies in evaluation: social, moral, epistemological, and practical implications

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Geri Gay, Tammy L. Bennington
Jossey-Bass, 1999 - Business & Economics - 109 pages
The collection, management, and analysis of data are all increasingly mediated through electronic management, offering evaluators new ways of knowing, along with new responsibilities and challenges. This issue of New Directions for Evaluation provides an introduction to various data collection technologies and tools, identifying both their benefits and their shortcomings. Chapters address the practical challenges of conducting e-mail questionnaires, web-based surveys, and web-based focus groups; explore the use of technology to evaluate technology, discussing methods for observing users and gathering feedback; and show how multimedia applications can foster mixed-method research designs.

This is 84th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Evaluation.

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Editors Notes
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Internet Systems for Evaluation Research
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Tools for Observing Users
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About the author (1999)

GERI GAY is associate professor in the department of communications at Cornell University and director of the Human-Computer Interaction Group at Cornell. TAMMY L. BENNINGTON is research associate in the Human-Computer Interaction Group at Cornell University and adjunct professor in the Program on Social and Organizational Learning at George Mason University.

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