By whose standards? Reflections on empowerment evaluation and grassroots groups

@inproceedings{Lackey1997ByWS,
  title={By whose standards? Reflections on empowerment evaluation and grassroots groups},
  author={Jill Florence Lackey and D Paul Moberg and Matt Balistrieri},
  year={1997}
}
Our recent work with grassroots organizations raises several questions about empowerment evaluation. Critics have focused on concerns such as lack of rigor and objectivity, but few have addressed deeper philosophical issues. One of these issues centers on evaluation standards. Empowered program stakeholders who set the research agenda in the empowerment model may have different ideas from those of the professional evaluator about the structure of inquiry and the use of evaluation. In some cases… CONTINUE READING