12 August 2016
Evaluation Society Revisited
The course focuses on the anatomy of the contemporary evaluation society and takes a fresh, critical look at all its key components, such as “values”, “methods”, “evidence”, and “utilization” of evaluation. The understanding of contemporary evaluation will be situated in the broader context of political and organizational frameworks.
Students have completed a course on methods in the social sciences at bachelor or master level. Students have an intellectual interest in evaluation and are willing to go “all-in” in accordance with the intensive format of this course.
The student will be able to pinpoint and describe key issues in evaluation. The student will be able to account for the present status of the discussion in the literature about these issues.
The student will be able to analyze exemplary evaluations or aspects hereof in light of the theoretical perspectives covered in the course.
The student will be in position to prepare the broad conceptual framework for a theoretical and/or empirical analysis of an evaluative phenomenon of potential use in a master´s thesis.
EUR 230: EU/EAA citizens
EUR 1275: Non EU/EAA citizens