Evaluation of large research initiatives: outcomes, challenges, and methodological considerations

Quinlan, Kathleen M., Kane, Mary, Trochim, William MK (2008) Evaluation of large research initiatives: outcomes, challenges, and methodological considerations. New Directions for Evaluation, 2008 (118). pp. 61-72. ISSN 1097-6736. E-ISSN 1534-875X. (doi:10.1002/ev.261) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The authors synthesize relevant literature and findings of evaluations of four large-scale, federally funded scientific research programs in the United States to identify desired outcomes of these types of programs, major evaluation chal-lenges, and methodological principles and approaches. Evaluators face numer-ous contextual, political, and methodological challenges in evaluating big science. The authors propose that these may be addressed through participatory planning, such as concept mapping, triangulation of evidence, use of promising methodologies, and a systems approach

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/ev.261
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > University wide - Teaching/Research Groups > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Kathleen M Quinlan
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 12:52 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60320 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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