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‘Evaluation’ and the Social Sciences

  • Graham Room

Abstract

Recent years have seen a dramatic growth in the literature on ‘policy evaluation’, especially in the United States. This literature is an impressive attempt to bring more coherence and rationality to the processes by which we learn and innovate in social provision. Its rhetoric and its methodological preoccupations have enjoyed growing sway on both sides of the Atlantic and it forms an obvious starting point for this study.

Keywords

Social Policy Social Programme Royal Commission Evaluation Exercise Dominant Paradigm 
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Copyright information

© Graham Room 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham Room
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Humanities and Social SciencesUniversity of BathUK

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