Theory-Based Evaluation in Practice

  title={Theory-Based Evaluation in Practice},
  author={J. Birckmayer and C. H. Weiss},
  journal={Evaluation Review},
  pages={407 - 431}
  • J. Birckmayer, C. H. Weiss
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Evaluation Review
  • Theory-based evaluation (TBE) explores the how and why of program success or failure. Advocates of TBE claim that it produces information unavailable in traditional process and outcome studies. This article examines six published papers of TBEs. It finds that the authors of the papers do not always make explicit the relation of their data to the theory of the program. Nevertheless, it was evident in one or more cases that TBE identified unnecessary program components, located intermediary… CONTINUE READING
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