Rogers, Patricia J.

(b. 1961, Melbourne, Australia). Ph.D. Education Policy and Management, Graduate Diploma in Education, B.A. Political Science, University of Melbourne.

Rogers has been driven by both the promise of good evaluation and the threat of bad evaluation. She has been influenced by evaluation pioneers Carol Weiss, Michael Scriven, and Michael Patton, whose different approaches to evaluation form a useful counterbalance, and by Jerome Winston, an Australian evaluation pioneer in systems theory and organizational learning and in asking not, “Did it work?” but, “For whom, in what ways, and how did it work?” She was subsequently influenced by the work of realists, such as Tilley and Pawson (United Kingdom) and Henry, Mark, and Julnes (United States).

Rogers’ contributions to evaluation theory and practice include the following:

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