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Author Dahler-Larsen, Peter

Title The Evaluation Society
Published Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (426 pages)
Contents Cover; Copyright; Title Page; Epigraph; Contents; Foreword to the English Edition; Introduction: The Evaluation Wave: From Mystery to Analysis; Part 1: An Organizational Analysis of Evaluation; Part 2: A Sociological Analysis of Evaluation; Epilogue: Perspectives for Evaluation; References; Index
Summary Evaluation--whether called by this name, quality assurance, audit, accreditation, or others--is an important social activity. Any public or private organization that "lives in public" must now evaluate its activities, be evaluated by others, or evaluate others. What are the origins of this wave of evaluation? And, what worthwhile results emerge from it?The Evaluation Society argues that if we want to understand many of the norms, values, and expectations that we, sometimes unknowingly, bring to evaluation, we should explore how evaluation is demanded, formatted, and shaped by the two great prin
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Subject Organizational sociology -- Social aspects
appraisals (financial records)
Sociology & Social History.
Social Sciences.
Social Change.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780804778121