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Fourth generation evaluation / Egon G. Guba, Yvonna S. Lincoln

Main Author Guba, Egon G. Coauthor Lincoln, Yvonna S. Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Sage, cop. 1989 Description 294 p. ; 23 cm ISBN 0-8039-3235-9 CDU 303.8
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Fourth generation evaluation represents a monumental shift in evaluation practice. The authors highlight the inherent problems faced by previous generations of evaluators - politics, ethical dilemmas, imperfections and gaps, inconclusive deductions - and blame reliance on the scientific/positivist paradigm for failure. They show how fourth generation evaluation solves persistent problems in program evaluation, comprehensively describe the differences between the positivist and constructivist paradigms of research, and provide a practical plan of the steps and processes in conducting a fourth generation evaluation.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • The Coming of Age of Evaluation
  • What Is Fourth Generation Evaluation? Why Should We Choose to Practice It?
  • What Is this Constructivist Paradigm Anyway?
  • Ethics and Politics
  • The Twin Failures of Positivist Science
  • Constructions and Reconstructions of Realities
  • Paradigms and Methodologies
  • The Methodology of Fourth Generation Evaluations
  • Judging the Quality of Fourth Generation Evaluation
  • Putting It All Together so that It Spells E-V-A-L-U-A-T-I-O-N

Author notes provided by Syndetics

She is a Professor in the Department of Educational Administration at Texas A&M University. She has taught at the University of Kansas and Vanderbilt University. She has received numerous awards.


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