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Title: Methodological convergence of program evaluation designs
Author: Chacón-Moscoso, S.
Anguera Argilaga, María Teresa
Sanduvete, S.
Sánchez Aroca, Montse
Keywords: Investigació
Avaluació de programes
Programs evaluation
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad de Oviedo y el Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos del Principado de Asturias
Abstract: Background: Nowadays, the confronting dichotomous view between experimental/quasi-experimental and non-experimental/ethnographic studies still exists but, despite the extensive use of non-experimental/ ethnographic studies, the most systematic work on methodological quality has been developed based on experimental and quasi-experimental studies. This hinders evaluators and planners" practice of empirical program evaluation, a sphere in which the distinction between types of study is changing continually and is less clear. Method: Based on the classical validity framework of experimental/quasi-experimental studies, we carry out a review of the literature in order to analyze the convergence of design elements in methodological quality in primary studies in systematic reviews and ethnographic research. Results: We specify the relevant design elements that should be taken into account in order to improve validity and generalization in program evaluation practice in different methodologies from a practical methodological and complementary view. Conclusions: We recommend ways to improve design elements so as to enhance validity and generalization in program evaluation practice.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: 10.7334/psicothema2013.144
It is part of: Psicothema, 2013, vol. 26, num. 1, p. 91-96
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ISSN: 0214-9915
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Psicologia Social i Psicologia Quantitativa)

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