Journal article

Frameworks for program evaluation: Considerations on research, practice, and institutions

Ghislain Arbour

Evaluation | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

The term “evaluation framework” and other associated terms are common in the practice and the discipline of program evaluation. These terms correspond to a variety of meanings across contexts and organizations and, thus, tend to lack overall consistency. In response, this article provides a model to analyze frameworks for program evaluation organized around four dimensions. The model states that a framework for evaluation is an intellectual framework made of concepts and/or theories (first dimension: types of ideas) about an object related to evaluation (second dimension: object), where the said concepts and theories can be positive and/or normative (third dimension: analytical perspective)...

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Grants

Awarded by Research Development Award of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study was funded by departmental resources. This work was supported by the Research Development Award of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (grant number 01-4600-06-xxxx-000319-RDQ-12-01).