Publication
Title
Evaluation as learning : the collaboration between social work and research in cross-agency evaluation in Germany and Slovenia
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Abstract
The current contribution focuses on evaluation research as a process of learning and development for practice, by looking at conditions of collaboration between practice and research in two examples. We exemplify that learning from evaluation in complex programme settings is related to the nature of the collaboration between social work agencies and researchers. Findings are based on two similar cases of evaluation research for interagency collaboration in Germany and Slovenia. Results show that a symbiotic collaboration between research and practice enhances the learning and development potential for practice, but also that the balance between organizing the collaboration process and leaving room for experimental and ad hoc decisions needs to be guarded. Both advantages and disadvantages of planning and stability need to be taken into account when doing practitioner evaluation research.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European journal of social work. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2011
ISSN
1369-1457 [print]
1468-2664 [online]
Volume/pages
14:1(2011), p. 89-107
ISI
000288951400007
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 30.05.2011
Last edited 06.05.2017
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