Beyond Use : Understanding Evaluation ’ s Influence on Attitudes and Actions

@inproceedings{Henry2003BeyondU,
  title={Beyond Use : Understanding Evaluation ’ s Influence on Attitudes and Actions},
  author={Gary T. Henry and Melvin M. Mark},
  year={2003}
}
Although use is a core construct in the field of evaluation, neither the change processes through which evaluation affects attitudes, beliefs, and actions, nor the interim outcomes that lie between the evaluation and its ultimate goal—social betterment—have been sufficiently developed. We draw a number of these change mechanisms, such as justification, persuasion, and policy diffusion, from the social science research literature, and organize them into a framework that has three levels… CONTINUE READING