An exploration of fourth generation evaluation in practice.

Lay, Margaret and Papadopoulos, Irena ORCID logoORCID: (2007) An exploration of fourth generation evaluation in practice. Evaluation, 13 (4) . pp. 495-504. ISSN 1356-3890 [Article] (doi:10.1177/1356389007082135)


The use of the constructivist paradigm to undertake so called `fourth generation evaluation' (FGE) has been promoted by its initial proponents (Guba and Lincoln) since the late 1980s. Despite this its use is still rarely favoured over the conventional positivist scientific approach.This paper explores the applicability of some of the main principles of FGE in relation to an evaluation undertaken by the authors.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 6214
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Depositing User: Rena Papadopoulos
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2010 08:35
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2019 15:58

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