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14.Theoretical Sampling: Sampling method recommended for field researchers, drawn in a sequential fashion, with settings or individuals selected for study as earlier observations or interviews indicate that these settings or individuals are influential.Chapter 111.What is evaluation research?a.Why do it?2.What is the distinction between basic and applied research?3.What are the 2 types of goals in evaluation research?c.Most common findings from evaluation research is that the program is being evaluated has little or no effect on the target population. Why?4.What are the 3 major problems researchers encounter when commissioned to do an evaluation of an organization?
Why must a researcher maintain a good sense of humor (and perspective) when conducting an evaluation research design?5.Describe the 3 major components of the “goal trap” - unrealistic goals6.List and describe the 5 major types/focuses of evaluation.