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Linking auditing and metaevaluation : enhancing quality in applied research

Author: Thomas A Schwandt; Edward Scott Halpern
Publisher: Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1988.
Series: Applied social research methods series, v. 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The emergence of new evaluation paradigms raises serious questions about how merit can be established and judged. 'Linking Auditing and Metaevaluation' addresses this concern, introducing a strategy by which the quality of inquiry procedures and products can be assured and retrospectively assessed.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schwandt, Thomas A.
Linking auditing and metaevaluation.
Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1988
(OCoLC)571245167
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Schwandt; Edward Scott Halpern
ISBN: 0803929676 9780803929678 0803929684 9780803929685
OCLC Number: 16078641
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
1. Linking Auditing and Metaevaluation --
Definitions and Applications of Auditing --
Auditing as a Tool for Metaevaluation --
Reasons for Making a Third-Party Examination --
Parties to an Examination --
Role and Qualifications of the Third-Party Examiner --
Characteristics of the Examination --
Summary --
Exercises --
2. Differentiating Standards, Procedures, and Accepted Principles --
Standards for Auditing and Metaevaluation --
Procedures for Auditing and Metaevaluation --
The Issue of Accepted Principles --
Auditing Evaluations --
Summary --
Exercises --
3. Preparing an Audit Report --
Elements of a Written Final Report --
Reporting Formats --
The Auditor's Responsibility --
Summary --
Exercises --
4. Constructing an Audit Trail --
Background to the Illustration --
Introduction --
Preparing an Audit Trail --
Audit Trail Elements --
Audit Trail Files Representing Phenomena (Actual Events) --
Audit Trail Files Representing Inquiry Procedures --
Summary --
Exercises --
5. Auditing an Inquiry --
Preparing for an Audit --
Assessing Auditability and Negotiating the Contract --
Formalizing the Contract --
Preparing and Implementing a Work Program to Determine Trustworthiness --
Preparing the Audit Report --
Summary --
Exercises --
6. Developing Other Applications --
Auditing Other Naturalistic Inquiries --
Auditing in Other Inquiry Paradigms --
Auditing for Different Objectives --
Summary --
Exercises --
References --
Author Index --
Subject Index --
About the Authors.
Series Title: Applied social research methods series, v. 11.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Schwandt, Edward S. Halpern.
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The emergence of new evaluation paradigms raises serious questions about how merit can be established and judged. 'Linking Auditing and Metaevaluation' addresses this concern, introducing a strategy by which the quality of inquiry procedures and products can be assured and retrospectively assessed.

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