Linking Auditing and Meta-Evaluation: Enhancing Quality in Applied Research / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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The emergence of new evaluation paradigms raises serious questions about how merit can be established and judged. Linking Auditing and Metaevaluation addresses this concern, introducing a strategy by which the quality of inquiry procedures and products can be assured and retrospectively assessed. Based upon the model of fiscal auditing, the technique is applicable to a variety of social scientific investigations and specifically includes non - conventional paradigms such as naturalistic evaluation. Effective regardless of the nature of the inquiry, auditing is also an excellent means of organizing data, thus promoting theorizing and identification of relationships in that data. Each section includes exercises designed both to encoura
About the Author
Thomas A. Schwandt is Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he also holds an appointment in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. He is the author of Evaluation Practice Reconsidered (Peter Lang, 2002); Evaluating Holistic Rehabilitation Practice (Kommuneforlaget AS, 2004); Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry (3rd ed. Sage, 2007), and with Edward Halpern, Linking Auditing and Meta-evaluation (Sage, 1988). He has co-edited Exploring Evaluator Role and Identity (with Katherine Ryan, Information Age Press, 2002), Knowledge Production: The Work of Educational Research in Interesting Times (with Bridget Somekh, Routldege, 2007), and Evaluating Educational Reforms: Scandinavian Perspectives (with Peder Haug, Information Age Press, 2003). In 2002 he received the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award from the American Evaluation Association for his contributions to evaluation theory. He is a member of the National Research Council’s Standing Committee on Social Science Evidence for Use.
Table of Contents
Linking Auditing and Metaevaluation Differentiating Standards, Procedures and Accepted Principles Preparing an Audit Report Constructing an Audit Trail Auditing an Inquiry Developing Other Applications