SAGE Journal Articles

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Journal Article 1: Tossavainen, P. J. (2017). Co-create with stakeholders: Action research approach in service development. Action Research, 15(3), 276-293. DOI: 10.1177/1476750316641995

Abstract: This paper promotes the value of including many stakeholders in service development.

Questions to Consider:

1. What is action research?
2. How can multiple stakeholders be engaged in action research?
3. What implications do the authors present?

Journal Article 2: Steve Jacob, Yves Boisvert. (2010). To Be or Not to Be a Profession: Pros, Cons and Challenges for Evaluation. Evaluation, 16(4), 349-369. DOI: 10.1177/1356389010380001

Abstract: This article examines the aims pursued (e.g. institutionalization, quality improvement, ethical practice) and challenges faced by the promoters of the professionalization of evaluation.

Questions to Consider:

1. What are the differing views on restricting access to the profession?
2. What mechanisms has the Québec Society of Programme Evaluation put in place?
3. What methods were employed to conduct this study?

Journal Article 3: Haviland, M. & Pillsbury, J. (2012). Challenges Faced when Evaluating the Jalaris Kids Future Club. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 12(1), 26-31. DOI: 10.1177/1035719X1201200104

Abstract: Jalaris Aboriginal Corporation in Western Australia has a history of evaluating their work using a participatory action research approach, but decided to approach evaluation of the Kids Future Club in a slightly different way. This article discusses the reasons for the changed approach, the efforts made to develop culturally appropriate tools for data collection, and the challenges encountered in undertaking evaluation of outcomes for individual children in the context of Jalaris and their Aboriginal community.

Questions to Consider:

1. How was this program evaluated in the past and how did that differ from this evaluation?
2. What were the ethical tensions that proved to be irreconcilable?
3. How can these findings be applied to other programs?