The authors use the tools of philosophy and the insights from evaluation practice to cut through current confusion about values and the interplay of facts and values. Four views of facts and values in evaluation are analyzed: those rooted in a fact-value dichotomy and those of radical constructivists, postmodernists, and deliberative democrats. The arguments are tough, the prose concise, and the insights compelling.

The Postmodernist View
The postmodernist view

Postmodernism is much in vogue around the world, and there are so many versions that it is difficult to specify one definitive position. Relatively few people have written about postmodernism in evaluation or have tried to conduct postmodernist studies, though many admit to postmodern influences (Constas, ...

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