Collaborative Evaluation

Collaborative evaluation is a type of evaluation in which there is a substantial degree of collaboration between evaluators and stakeholders in the evaluation process to the extent that they are willing to be and capable of being involved. Collaborative evaluators are in charge of the evaluation, and they create an ongoing engagement between evaluators and stakeholders, contributing to stronger evaluation designs, enhanced data collection and analysis, and results that stakeholders understand and use. This entry further defines collaborative evaluation, presents a model for collaborative evaluations (MCEs), and discusses considerations when performing collaborative evaluation.

Collaborative evaluation is an approach that offers many advantages, including access to information, quality of information gathered, opportunities for creative problem solving, receptivity to findings, and the use of evaluation results. From ...

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