“Chapter 13 Evaluation” contributed to the textbook “Social science research in New Zealand: An introduction” Edited by Martin Tolich and Carl Davidson., Published by Auckland University Press
Social science research in New Zealand: An introduction (2018) is a textbook that is positioned as “the definitive introduction for students and practitioners undertaking social research in New Zealand”. Judy Oakden and Julian King contributed a chapter on evaluation which described the evaluation approach used for the Evaluation of the Sustainable Farming Fund. An important part of this chapter was a description of the use of rubrics throughout the project.
The editors observed at the start of this chapter:
“This is an important chapter because evaluation is a discipline that is often misunderstood both among other researchers and the users or research outputs. Evaluation differs from other research approaches because it focusses on understanding the value of something. … Much of what researchers think of as ‘leading-edge’ practices have come from evaluation, and the authors capture much of that excitement and innovation here”.
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