Evaluation and measurement: some dilemmas for health education.

@article{Green1977EvaluationAM,
  title={Evaluation and measurement: some dilemmas for health education.},
  author={Lawrence W. Green},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1977},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={155-61}
}
Seven dilemmas of evaluation and measurement posed by the nature of health education are presented, together with suggestions for their resolution. These include the dilemmas of : 1) rigor of experimental design vs significance or program adaptability; 2) internal validity or "true" effectiveness vs external validity or feasibility; 3) experimental vs placebo effectsl 4) effectiveness vs economy of scale; 5) risk vs payoff; 6) measurement of long-term vs short-term out-comon. Emphasis is placed… CONTINUE READING

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