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Evaluating evaluations: does the Swiss practice live up to the ‘program evaluation standards’?


Widmer, Thomas (2000). Evaluating evaluations: does the Swiss practice live up to the ‘program evaluation standards’? In: Russon, Craig. The program evaluation standards in international settings. Kalamazoo: Western Michigan University, Evaluation Center, 67-80.

Abstract

In a meta-evaluation of fifteen Swiss evaluation studies, The Program Evaluation Standards have been applied as assessment criteria. The studies cover different policy fields (environmental, industrial, energy, social policy, and foreign policy). The analysis is based on written materials and qualitative interviews with both stakeholders and evaluators. The article assesses the relationship between The Program Evaluation Standards and current Swiss evaluation practice. It also highlights the factors that often prevent evaluators from undertaking thorough and provocative examinations in a small, consensus-oriented democracy without a long tradition in evaluation research and practice. Finally, the paper reflects on whether The Program Evaluation Standards are appropriate for a different sociocultural, political and policy context.

Abstract

In a meta-evaluation of fifteen Swiss evaluation studies, The Program Evaluation Standards have been applied as assessment criteria. The studies cover different policy fields (environmental, industrial, energy, social policy, and foreign policy). The analysis is based on written materials and qualitative interviews with both stakeholders and evaluators. The article assesses the relationship between The Program Evaluation Standards and current Swiss evaluation practice. It also highlights the factors that often prevent evaluators from undertaking thorough and provocative examinations in a small, consensus-oriented democracy without a long tradition in evaluation research and practice. Finally, the paper reflects on whether The Program Evaluation Standards are appropriate for a different sociocultural, political and policy context.

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Item Type:Book Section, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Language:English
Date:2000
Deposited On:08 Nov 2018 09:33
Last Modified:24 Sep 2019 23:51
Publisher:Western Michigan University, Evaluation Center
Series Name:Occasional paper series / Evaluation Center
Number:17
Additional Information:Paper presented at the 1. International Evaluation Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 1-5 November, 1995
OA Status:Green
Related URLs:https://www.recherche-portal.ch/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=ebi01_prod008283019&context=L&vid=ZAD&search_scope=default_scope&tab=default_tab&lang=de_DE (Library Catalogue)

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