Making sense of participatory evaluation: Framing participatory evaluation

Jean A. King, J. Bradley Cousins, Elizabeth Whitmore

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In this commentary, a longtime admirer of Cousins and Whitmore discusses why their 1998 article on participatory evaluation made an important contribution to the field. This chapter posits two principal streams of participatory evaluation, practical participatory evaluation and transformative participatory evaluation, and compares them on a set of dimensions relating to control, level, and range of participation. The authors then situate them among other forms of collaborative evaluations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-105
Number of pages23
JournalNew Directions for Evaluation
Issue number114
StatePublished - 2007


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