Discerning Obstacles and Opportunities: A Framework for Evaluating Power
AffiliationUniversity of Arizona
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PublisherSAGE Publications Inc.
CitationFriesen, R., & Cimetta, A. D. (2024). Discerning Obstacles and Opportunities: A Framework for Evaluating Power. American Journal of Evaluation, 10982140231210588.
JournalAmerican Journal of Evaluation
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AbstractUnderstanding what hinders or facilitates the implementation of change strengthens formative assessments. We propose a framework for interrogating the relational, political, discursive, and structural dimensions of power-shaping change efforts. In addition, we describe the application of this framework to a change initiative to better understand the influences on the project. Although evaluators usually only consider how power affects the evaluation process, exposing how these dimensions of power influence an initiative can reveal obstacles and opportunities and lead to the formation of more effective initiatives.
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