Goal-Free Evaluation: An Orientation for Foundations’ Evaluations

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Goal-free evaluation (GFE), in program evaluation, is a model in which the official or stated program goals and objectives are withheld or screened from the evaluator. This article presents the case for GFE as a perspective that belongs in a foundation’s toolbox. In particular, this article demonstrates GFE’s actual use, highlights aspects of its methodology, and details its potential benefits.


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This article demonstrates Goal Free Evaluation’s actual use, highlights aspects of its methodology, and details its potential benefits.


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January 2014


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Brandon W. Youker and Allyssa Ingraham


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Program Level Learning and Evaluation

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