n Journal of Public Administration - Fundamentals of evaluation research

Volume 41, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



This article focuses on fundamental aspects that are crucial in evaluation research. A brief outline is provided of the different types of evaluation research, the methodological issues regarding evaluation research as well as the social and political context of evaluation research. The utilisation of evaluation results is also discussed, focusing on guidelines for maximising the utilisation of those research results. It also briefly deals with the utilisation of appreciative inquiry in evaluation.

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