Values in Evaluation and Social Research
- Publish Date: 1999-08-03
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Ernest R. House;Kenneth R. Howe
The authors use the tools of philosophy and the insights from evaluation practice to cut through current confusion about values and the interplay of facts and values. Four views of facts and values in evaluation are analyzed: those rooted in a fact-value dichotomy and those of radical constructivists, postmodernists, and deliberative democrats. The arguments are tough, the prose concise, and the insights compelling.