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Informed Authority?: The Limited Use of Research Evaluation Systems for Managerial Control in Universities

Jochen Gläser, Stefan Lange, Grit Laudel, and Uwe Schimank

in Reconfiguring Knowledge Production: Changing Authority Relationships in the Sciences and their Consequences for Intellectual Innovation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590193
eISBN:
9780191723445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590193.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter suggests how the different evaluation techniques used in research evaluation systems (RES) affect their informational yield for the exercise of authority by university management. It ... More


Process of Cross-Cultural Instrument Development and Assessment Process of Cross-Cultural Instrument Development and Assessment

Thanh V. Tran

in Developing Cross Cultural Measurement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195325089
eISBN:
9780199864515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325089.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

A research instrument is defined as a systematic and standardized tool for data collection. It includes all types of research questionnaires and standardized scales. There are three ways in ... More


Randomized Controlled Trials: Design and Implementation for Community-Based Psychosocial Interventions

Phyllis Solomon, Mary M. Cavanaugh, and Jeffrey Draine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333190
eISBN:
9780199864317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333190.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been considered a gold standard for health and social service research for generations of professionals. However, even as methods have developed to ... More


Evaluation

Dominic McVey, Adam Crosier, and Alex Christopoulos

in Social Marketing and Public Health: Theory and practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199550692
eISBN:
9780191720413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550692.003.14
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the common approaches to evaluation, which is the fourth step in the Total Process Planning (TPP) framework. As well as setting out the theory behind designing and conducting ... More


Quasi-Experimental Research Designs

Bruce A. Thyer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195387384
eISBN:
9780199932085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387384.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Quasi-experimental research designs are the most widely used research approach employed to evaluate the outcomes of social work programs and policies. This new volume describes the logic, design, and ... More


Tackling the evaluation of palliative care

MARGARET Robbins

in Evaluating Palliative Care: Establishing the Evidence Base

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192626219
eISBN:
9780191730016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192626219.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter highlights the gaps in the evidence base of palliative care and attempts to provide some pointers on the future direction of research in the evaluation of palliative care. It discusses ... More


Results-Oriented Management: Using Evidence for Quality Improvement

Terry Moore

in Fostering Accountability: Using Evidence to Guide and Improve Child Welfare Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195321302
eISBN:
9780199777457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321302.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

The lengthy observational period required for many experimental and observational studies in child welfare has lead to greater interest in formative evaluations for guiding quality improvement. This ... More


Re-Imagining Justice for Crimes of Violence Against Women

James Ptacek

in Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195335484
eISBN:
9780199864331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335484.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

In this concluding chapter, the commonalities and differences among the books’ contributors are discussed. In particular, the various meanings given to “justice” and “restoration” by the authors are ... More


Methods of Research and Their Usability

Neil J. Smelser and John S. Reed

in Usable Social Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273566
eISBN:
9780520954144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273566.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The aim of this chapter is to identify the major methods of research in the social sciences and to examine the relative strengths and weaknesses of each method with respect to their relevance and ... More


Reevaluating Evaluation Research: Sowing The Seeds of Distrust

Corey S. Shdaimah, Roland W. Stahl, and Sanford F. Schram

in Change Research: A Case Study on Collaborative Methods for Social Workers and Advocates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151795
eISBN:
9780231525367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151795.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses evaluation research and how it can be informed by the theory of change research. More specifically, it considers how community-based practice must increasingly document ... More


Evaluating mass media approaches

Kaye Wellings and Wendy Macdowall

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528807
eISBN:
9780191723964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528807.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Broad spectrum interventions aimed at reaching the general population make use of mass communication approaches such as TV, radio, press, billboard posters, and leaflets. This chapter examines the ... More


Recovering Meaning Through Policy Changes

Mats Alvesson, Yiannis Gabriel, and Roland Paulsen

in Return to Meaning: A Social Science with Something to Say

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198787099
eISBN:
9780191829161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787099.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines how wider social forces, including globalization, neo-liberal economics, and widening participation in higher education shape government policies, and how much space these allow ... More


Sure Start Local Programmes: an outsider's perspective

Michael Rutter

in The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does area-based early intervention work?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349507
eISBN:
9781447303909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349507.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the need for a new initiative, the evidence for this, the content of the provision, the design of the programme, and the research evaluation and design, and concludes with an ... More


The Subversion of Evidence: The Rosiglitazone Story

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The principles of design, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical trials, including trials conducted for regulatory purposes, are sufficiently advanced that drugs and other therapeutic ... More


Discussion: Concepts and Strategies for Evaluating Oral History Research

Patricia Leavy

in Oral History: Understanding Qualitative Research

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195395099
eISBN:
9780190255756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395099.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter reviews a range of concepts appropriate for evaluating oral history research. It presents strategies researchers can employ in their own research in order to address each dimension on ... More


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