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Discovery through dialogue and appreciative inquiry: a participative evaluation framework for project development

Glynis Cousin, Judith Cousin and Frances Deepwell

in The politics of evaluation

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346063
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303954 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.003.0008
Discovery through dialogue and appreciative inquiry: a participative evaluation framework for project development

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This chapter explores the role of the evaluator working within inevitable external constraints. It advocates a theory driven perspective that positions the evaluator and project members as teachers and learners within a shared project. It emphasises what works as opposed to the barriers to development. It identifies a range of techniques that can be effectively deployed in both community and classroom settings, including narrative inquiry, leading to the positive conclusion that participatory evaluation can benefit all involved if carried out in the spirit of a learning partnership.

Keywords: participative evaluation framework; project development; community; classroom; partnership

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Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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