Negotiating Truth, Beauty, and Justice: A Politically Responsive Approach

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Abstract

Evaluation design and implementation are not technocratic exercises, but are processes that require negotiations with stakeholders and careful design. This chapter focuses on the nontechnical factors that affect these processes and discusses cases and studies to illustrate their influence. The chapter concludes by introducing the concept of politically responsive evaluation as an organizing frame to help evaluators consider some of the nontechnical issues that influence evaluations.

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