Developmental evaluation:lessons for evaluative practice from the SEARCH programme

Dickson, Rumona and Saunders, Murray (2014) Developmental evaluation:lessons for evaluative practice from the SEARCH programme. Evaluation: the International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice,, 20 (2). pp. 176-194. ISSN 1356-3890

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Abstract

This article presents the results of a retrospective case study that critically examined the use of evaluation within a continuing professional development programme for healthcare professionals (SEARCH). The study explored the extent to which a developmental evaluation approach was taken within SEARCH. The results demonstrate that SEARCH was a complex, innovative and evolving programme functioning in a complex and changing healthcare system. Evaluation processes used within SEARCH were developmental in nature and informed substantive programme changes. The extent of the changes went beyond what would be expected following standard formative or summative evaluation and fit with the concepts and use of developmental evaluation as articulated by Patton. This study demonstrates that even though staff and faculty did not call their assessments developmental evaluation, this is in fact what they were doing and the results informed future SEARCH development and evaluation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Evaluation: the International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice,
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3312
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 73756
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 18 Jun 2015 05:44
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 09:12
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/73756

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