Thesis / Dissertation

Metaevaluation in Australian University Language Programs

Lucia Alicia Martinez Marco, Timothy McNamara (ed.)

Published : 2020


Calls to conduct research on evaluation have been made to learn about its practical realities, in order to ensure a quality process and to improve future evaluation experiences. A key methodology addressing this need is metaevaluation, the evaluation of an evaluation. Studying seven Australian university case studies of reviews of language programs, metaevaluation is used as both the conceptual framework as well as a methodological tool to explore and assess the evaluation practices and to discover practice patterns, using the findings to make recommendations about how such evaluations should be conducted. The research in this thesis demonstrates that New Public Management (NPM) which opera..

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