Corpus ID: 154751440

Question-Driven Methods or Method-Driven Questions? How We Limit What We Learn by Limiting What We Ask

@inproceedings{Davidson2015QuestionDrivenMO,
  title={Question-Driven Methods or Method-Driven Questions? How We Limit What We Learn by Limiting What We Ask},
  author={Emily J. Davidson},
  year={2015}
}
  • Emily J. Davidson
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • The “methodologically manic-obsessive” evaluation profession and the metrics- and measures-obsessed lay users of evidence have managed to seriously limit the value of what we learn from evaluation. Evaluation questions asked at the front end are limited by the askers’ narrow understanding of what is possible methodologically at the back end. This, alongside the political and psychological forces working against real evaluation, are major drivers of the single narrative thinking that pervades… CONTINUE READING

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