The Naturalistic Evaluation

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The Naturalistic Evaluation

  1. 1. Naturalistic Evaluation
  2. 2. Egon Guba <ul><li>Doctorate in statistics and measurement (University of Chicago) </li></ul><ul><li>Taught at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Chicago (4 years) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Kansas City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ohio State University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indiana University- Bloomington (25 years) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Yvonna Lincoln <ul><li>Degrees include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelors degree in history and sociology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Master’s degree in history </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doctorate in higher education, organizational theory, and program evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taught at Kansas </li></ul>
  4. 4. http://search.barnesandnoble.com/BookSearch/results.asp?ATH=Econ+G.+Guba
  5. 5. Topic for Today <ul><li>Naturalistic Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Constructivist Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Experimental Design </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Fourth Generation Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>They are all the same thing </li></ul>Question: What do Constructivist believe?
  6. 6. Lincoln said Constructions are the “mental meanings, values, beliefs, and sense-making structures in which humans engage to make meaning from events, contexts, activities, and situations in their lives.” Nomilists Realists Constructivists Positivists Post Modernists Post Positivists Ontology
  7. 7. What is Naturalistic Evaluation? <ul><li>Embraces phenomenology </li></ul><ul><li>Requires full discloser from stakeholders and their “intensive participation” </li></ul>“ human instruments” Experiment Observation test Interview survey Methodology
  8. 8. Naturalistic Evaluation and Ethics <ul><li>Demands that evaluators are totally ethical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect all participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give a voice to the powerless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand and discover the stakeholders values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look to improve society </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Naturalistic Evaluation and Rigor <ul><li>How does it measure up to the Joint Committee’s Standards (pg. 445): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feasibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Propriety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul></ul>

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