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Subject/Keyword
Developmental Evaluation
Evaluation Utilization
Evaluation Use
Evaluation
Case Study
Organizational Conditions
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Brower, Krista L
Supervisor and department
Poth, Cheryl (Educational Psychology)
Examining committee member and department
Gokiert, Rebecca (Faculty of Extension)
Van Vliet, Jessica (Educational Psychology)
Department
Department of Educational Psychology
Specialization
Measurement, Evaluation and Cognition
Date accepted
2016-09-26T17:05:32Z
Graduation date
2016-06:Fall 2016
Degree
Master of Education
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
The current study extends the enduring interest in evaluation utilization by researchers with a focus on developmental evaluation (DE) practices. A qualitative case study design examines what organizational conditions promote evaluation utilization by stakeholders during a DE process. The DE process occurred within a mentoring partnership organization from May 2013 to June 2014. Three themes (i.e., relationship influences; organizational readiness; and, collective climate) were generated by the integration of four data sources: semi-structured individual interviews (n=6), embedded reflections (n=6), review of organizational documents (n=31) and researcher field notes (n=45). Three case assertions, generated from the interpretations of the study findings, suggest that the progressive development of relationships, coordination of organizational responses and facilitation by a competent evaluator represent three organizational conditions that promoted evaluation utilization by stakeholders. These assertions advance important study implications for operationalizing DE conditions, guiding DE practices, and informing concurrent study of DE processes.
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English
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doi:10.7939/R3N58CR4V
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This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private, scholarly or scientific research. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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