On the Mutually Informing Relationship Between Practice and Theory in Evaluation

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Abstract

The relationship between theory and practice, or between theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge, is not a simple one, and rarely is it the case that theory is 'applied' to practice. This paper aims to clarify the relationship by briefly discussing the nature of practical problems and the role that theoretical knowledge plays in addressing those problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-236
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Evaluation
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

Keywords

  • practical knowledge
  • practice
  • theoretical knowledge
  • theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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