Contextual influence on evaluation capacity building in a rapidly changing environment under new governmental policies.

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  • Author(s): Chen, Karen Hui-Jung. Department of Education, National Taipei University of Education, Taipei, Taiwan, Chen, Karen Hui-Jung. Department of Education, National Taipei University of Education, Taipei, Taiwan,
  • Source:
    Evaluation and Program Planning, Vol 65, Dec, 2017. pp. 1-11.
  • Publisher:
    Netherlands : Elsevier Science
  • Language:
    English
  • Document Type:
    Journal Article
  • Publication Type:
    Journal; Peer Reviewed Journal
  • Additional Information
    • Address:
      Chen, Karen Hui-Jung, No.134, Sec. 2, Heping East Road, Taipei, Taiwan, 106, karen3117tw@gmail.com
    • Source:
      Eval Program Plann
    • Physical Description:
      11
    • ISSN:
      0149-7189 (Print)
      1873-7870 (Electronic)
    • Keywords:
      Higher education, Evaluation capacity building, Context-dependent process, Contextual influence, Importance-performance analysis
    • Abstract:
      Evaluation capacity building (ECB) is a context-dependent process. Contextual factors affecting ECB implementation have been explored theoretically and practically, but their influence within a changing environment has seldom been discussed. This study examined essential context-sensitive parameters, particularly those involved in implementing new governmental policies regarding higher education. Taiwan was used as a case study for exploring the effect of contextual change on ECB attributes from the perspectives of training receivers and providers. Surveys and interviews were used for data collection and importance–performance analysis was applied for data analysis. Four prominent features were identified. First, the ECB attributes perceived as important by receivers were performed adequately, whereas those perceived as less important were performed less well. Second, under new policies, training provider designed training covering a wide range of ECB, whereas receivers focused on those can be directly applied in evaluation process. Third, in a small education system such as Taiwan’s, the complexity of peer review is high and ethical issues become important. Fourth, because the evaluation structure has been changed from single- to dual-track, receivers expect more training for institution staff, whereas providers insist on hierarchical training. Aligning ECB supply and needs is paramount for adaptation to new policies. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
      Accreditation; Capacity Building; Government Regulation; Interviews as Topic; Program Evaluation; Qualitative Research; Surveys and Questionnaires; Taiwan; Universities
    • PsycINFO Classification:
      Educational Administration & Personnel (3510)
    • Population:
      Human
    • Location:
      Taiwan
    • Age Group:
      Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
    • Grant Sponsorship:
      Sponsor: Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT)
      Recipients: Chen, Karen Hui-Jung

      Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Taiwan
      Recipients: Chen, Karen Hui-Jung
    • Methodology:
      Interview; Quantitative Study
    • Physical Description:
      Electronic
    • Publication Date:
      First Posted: Jun 3, 2017; Accepted: Jun 1, 2017; Revised: Apr 3, 2017; First Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
    • Publication Date:
      20171009
    • Publication Date:
      20200803
    • Copyright:
      All rights reserved.. Elsevier Ltd.. 2017
    • Accession Number:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2017.06.001
    • Accession Number:
      28601737
    • Accession Number:
      2017-42634-002
    • Number of Citations in Source:
      36
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CHEN, K. H.-J. Contextual influence on evaluation capacity building in a rapidly changing environment under new governmental policies. Evaluation and Program Planning, [s. l.], v. 65, p. 1–11, 2017. DOI 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2017.06.001. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2017-42634-002. Acesso em: 1 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Chen KH-J. Contextual influence on evaluation capacity building in a rapidly changing environment under new governmental policies. Evaluation and Program Planning. 2017;65:1-11. doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2017.06.001
    • APA:
      Chen, K. H.-J. (2017). Contextual influence on evaluation capacity building in a rapidly changing environment under new governmental policies. Evaluation and Program Planning, 65, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2017.06.001
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Chen, Karen Hui-Jung. 2017. “Contextual Influence on Evaluation Capacity Building in a Rapidly Changing Environment under New Governmental Policies.” Evaluation and Program Planning 65 (December): 1–11. doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2017.06.001.
    • Harvard:
      Chen, K. H.-J. (2017) ‘Contextual influence on evaluation capacity building in a rapidly changing environment under new governmental policies’, Evaluation and Program Planning, 65, pp. 1–11. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2017.06.001.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Chen, KH-J 2017, ‘Contextual influence on evaluation capacity building in a rapidly changing environment under new governmental policies’, Evaluation and Program Planning, vol. 65, pp. 1–11, viewed 1 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Chen, Karen Hui-Jung. “Contextual Influence on Evaluation Capacity Building in a Rapidly Changing Environment under New Governmental Policies.” Evaluation and Program Planning, vol. 65, Dec. 2017, pp. 1–11. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2017.06.001.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Chen, Karen Hui-Jung. “Contextual Influence on Evaluation Capacity Building in a Rapidly Changing Environment under New Governmental Policies.” Evaluation and Program Planning 65 (December 2017): 1–11. doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2017.06.001.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Chen KH-J. Contextual influence on evaluation capacity building in a rapidly changing environment under new governmental policies. Evaluation and Program Planning [Internet]. 2017 Dec [cited 2020 Dec 1];65:1–11. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2017-42634-002