Denmark, Copenhagen

Evaluation Society Revisited

when 8 August 2016 - 12 August 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 7.5 ECTS
fee EUR 230

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.

Course leader

Peter Dahler-Larsen

Target group

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.

Course aim

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.

Fee info

EUR 230: EU/EAA citizens
EUR 1275: Non EU/EAA citizens