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(b. 1954, Calgary, Alberta, Canada). Ph.D., M.A. Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; A.B. (with distinction) Sociology, University of Alberta.

Mathison is Head of the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education at the University of British Columbia and has been a faculty member at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and the University of Louisville. She was Director of Evaluation for the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project, where she conducted local and national evaluations of math curriculum and teacher professional development projects.

Her contributions to evaluation theory and practice include qualitative methods in evaluation, internal evaluation, and the role of standardized testing as a form of evaluation in K-12 schools. Her article “Why Triangulate?” is widely recognized as a seminal ...

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