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Are good evaluations used more than bad ones?


Bundi, Pirmin; Frey, Kathrin; Widmer, Thomas. Are good evaluations used more than bad ones? In: Evidence & Policy Blog, 25 August 2021, online.

Abstract

Evaluations provide important information to improve public services, but only if they yield valid and reliable findings – so we believed for a long time. Evaluation communities have therefore established certain criteria that should define evaluation quality. Yet against prior studies on evaluation utilisation, we show that evaluation quality measured by the criteria is not necessarily associated with evaluation use, but rather linked to the perception of quality and impact of the evaluation. Evaluators should adjust their communications strategies accordingly.

Abstract

Evaluations provide important information to improve public services, but only if they yield valid and reliable findings – so we believed for a long time. Evaluation communities have therefore established certain criteria that should define evaluation quality. Yet against prior studies on evaluation utilisation, we show that evaluation quality measured by the criteria is not necessarily associated with evaluation use, but rather linked to the perception of quality and impact of the evaluation. Evaluators should adjust their communications strategies accordingly.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Language:English
Date:25 August 2021
Deposited On:01 Sep 2021 15:44
Last Modified:01 Sep 2021 16:15
Publisher:Policy press
Additional Information:Blog des Journals Evidence & Policy
OA Status:Green
Official URL:https://evidenceandpolicyblog.co.uk/2021/08/25/are-good-evaluations-used-more-than-bad-ones/#more-881
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: English
  • Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)