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Key Concepts in Evaluation: What Everyone Must Know

Evaluation is a science with a relatively short history. It
became a distinctive field of professional social science
practice in the late 1960’s (Patton 1982). There are many
types and classifications of evaluation, and there are many
terms associated with the practice (see glossary in the
appendix). This guidebook is focused on participatory
program evaluation. The following are key definitions and
points of clarification necessary to orient the remaining
sections of this manual.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-01-07 18:02:28
Description Evaluation is a science with a relatively short history. It
became a distinctive field of professional social science
practice in the late 1960’s (Patton 1982). There are many
types and classifications of evaluation, and there are many
terms associated with the practice (see glossary in the
appendix). This guidebook is focused on participatory
program evaluation. The following are key definitions and
points of clarification necessary to orient the remaining
sections of this manual.
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Resource Type
Format
Subject
Source Architecture/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility
Selector Chiras
Date Of Record Creation 2009-01-07 17:57:50
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Date Last Modified 2009-01-07 18:07:20
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-01-07 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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