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Evaluating evaluation: Implications for assessing quality

McCoy, Mairead and Hargie, Owen (2001) Evaluating evaluation: Implications for assessing quality. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 14 . pp. 317-327. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1108/09526860110409081


Aims to review the literature on evaluation and to examine research, theory and practice in relation to two key questions: What is evaluation and what is its contribution? Evaluation is increasingly a contemporary concern owing to growing demand for verification of programme results and the current political and economic climate. With the growth in evaluation activity in diverse fields, especially within new domains, those involved in health-care delivery can benefit from an overview of the universal fundamentals of research and theory that translate into improved practice. To evaluate effectively, there is a need for a full understanding of evaluation’s nature, purposes and concepts. Identifies and reviews the key sub-domains of evaluation, namely: definitions; theoretical underpinning; formulation of goals and objectives; specification of the programme; and cost-benefit analysis.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Communication
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Communication
Psychology Research Institute > Peace, Conflict and Equality
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:7521
Deposited By: Professor Owen Hargie
Deposited On:19 Jan 2010 11:00
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 09:56

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