Policy evaluation in community development: Some methodological considerations

Colin Knox, Joanne Hughes

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Those charged with evaluating policies in the area of community development must tackle a number of difficult measurement issues, not least those relating to the nature of the policy objectives. This paper is a case study which examines the methodological problems of evaluating a community relations programme in Northern Ireland. It recommends a combined quantitative and qualitative approach to evaluation and raises a number of general issues which must be addressed in evaluating any community development programme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-250
Number of pages12
JournalCommunity Development Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Embryology
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Developmental Biology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Development

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