Promoting Value in the Public Interest Ebook

Informing Policies for Judging Value in Evaluation: New Directions for Evaluation, Number 133

George Julnes
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Publication Date: March 2012
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Do you make evidence-based decisions when designing and conducting evaluations, and use methods validated by experience? Because of the growing importance of evidence-based decision-making for improving programs and policies, this issue examines methods selection:

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Which is better?

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How can one be improved?

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Are the results of the project worth the resources expended?

and how that leads to confidence in value-based conclusions. It presents a constructive dialogue on valuing in evaluation, with the goal of developing a pragmatic approach for guiding method choice and for promoting methodology policies that support multiple approaches to valuation being employed in context-appropriate ways so as to serve the public interest.

This is the 133rd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation , an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.

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Promoting Value in the Public Interest