Evaluation Methods in Research

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Dezember 2003



This work is intended as a guide for those wishing to draw on research techniques in order to inform the planning and undertaking of multi-method evaluation studies of educational initiatives.


1 What is Educational Evaluation?: Introduction - definitions and terminology; What is evaluation?; Why undertake evaluation?; Who is evaluation for?; Dimensions of evaluation; What is the relationship between evaluation and research?. 2 Models and approaches in educational evaluation: Approaches and models in educational evaluation; Two overviews; The classical research model; The illuminative evaluation model; Other models of evaluation; Ways of characterising research and evaluation questions; The politics of educational evaluation; Recent trends and developments in educational evaluation. 3 Innovation and models of change: Introduction; The Concerns-Based Adoption Model; John Harland and Kay Kinder - a typology of continuing professional development outcomes. 4 Research strategies and techniques for educational evaluation: Quantitative and qualitative data; Research strategies and techniques; Experiments as a research strategy in educational evaluation; Case studies as a research strategy in educational evaluation; Design experiments as a research strategy in educational evaluation; Research techniques in educational evaluation; The case study for a multimethod approach. 5 Planning and doing an evaluation: Key questions when planning and undertaking an evaluation; What is being evaluated?; What form will the evaluation take?; What practical issues need to be taken into account?; What questions will the evaluation address; What use will be made of the findings?; What types of data will be collected to help answer the evaluation questions?; What techniques will be used to gather data?; Who will gather data?; What ethical considerations need to be addressed?; How will the evaluation be reported?. 6 Evaluation in practice - some examples of studies: Example 1 - A new science course for nonscience specialists; Example 2 - An evaluation of a programme aimed at accelerating cognitive development; Example 3 - A thinking skills programme for primary school students.


Judith Bennett is Lecturer in the Department of Education Studies at the University of York, UK.
EAN: 9780826464781
ISBN: 0826464785
Untertitel: 'Continuum Research Methods'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2003
Seitenanzahl: 108 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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