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Numero 13 EVALUATION

Issue 13 – Evaluation

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Evaluation? Yes, But Not This Way!

 Editorial

 

Our society, based on the sharing of information and knowledge, is also an evaluation society. The parents of school age children have the right, for example, to know the criteria on the basis of which grades are given. Almost everywhere this generates evaluation grids. Leggi tutto »

 

The Evaluation Society: Critique, Contestability and Skepticism

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Faccine

The essay begins with the observation that evaluation relates to its object in a manner that is not only descriptive, but rather constitutive. Five domains where the constitutive effects of evaluation occur are presented and illustrated. Leggi tutto »

 
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Evaluation and Novelty

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Bolt

The thesis of this essay is that the current research quality evaluation system is allergic to greatness. The mantra of innovation seems intentionally made to caution us against novelty. Leggi tutto »

 
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Neurosciences and Psychology: Evaluation and Paradigms

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BrainImaging

The evaluation of the quality of scientific research is a thorny issue, particularly in those fields that require a revolutionary approach rather than an incremental progress. This is the case of the sciences of the mind that struggle to find a shared theoretical landscape. Leggi tutto »

 
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Philosophical Assumptions and Program Evaluation

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Community

The transdisciplinary nature of evaluation allows its application in diverse contexts, with diverse stakeholder groups, to address diverse social problems, through the use of diverse methodologies. Leggi tutto »

 
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Evaluation as a Socio-Political Intervention

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Status-Quo

The logic of evaluation is presented and examined, resulting in the claim that evaluation (of public policies and programs) itself is an intervention in the public sphere. Evaluation accomplishes this primarily via the advancement of selected stakeholder interests and values, Leggi tutto »

 
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A Rousseauian Economist’s Brief Reflection on Evaluation

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Rousseau

The essay highlights the close connection that is in place between a specific mode of evaluation and a specific economic approach, namely the neo-classic or marginalist approach; Leggi tutto »

 
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Health Promotion Interventions: An Appropriate Evaluation

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empowerment

This paper examines some of the issues underlying the notion of “appropriateness” in the context of health promotion evaluation. Appropriateness depends on an alignment of evaluation practices with the tenets of contemporary health promotion, including the notions of participation, community control, and respect for people not as unthinking objects of research but as partners in knowledge development. Leggi tutto »

 
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School and School System Evaluations: Formal Quality and Real Quality

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matita

Assessment practices have currently intensified in several countries, according to different approaches. Since the late 1960s in particular, the European school systems have been affected by periodic international surveys, with comparative analyses of learning outcomes. These were complemented by increasingly complex system assessments, which have taken into account, since the 1990s, even contextual and procedural variables. Leggi tutto »

 
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On Some Aspects of Research Assessment in the Humanities: Bibliometrics and Related Topics

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TimetoEvaluate

Society and policy makers are asking universities and research institutions to be accountable for public investment. Developing performance measures for assessing research quality and impact has therefore become a hot topic, on which a great growing debate has been raging for the past few years. Leggi tutto »

 
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Research Quality Evaluation in the Managerial Disciplines: Good Intentions, Bad Practices, and Urgent Changes

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sabbia

The evaluation of university professors’ activities has recently become a crucial issue in the academic debate, with a particular consideration for research funding. Beyond the mere financial aspects of such a domain, there is a reputational framework involved in this field that reshapes the power architecture of the Italian universities – and of society as a whole through this. Leggi tutto »

 
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