Explaining Organizational Variety in Evaluation Quality Assurance: Which Conditions Matter?

Valerie Pattyn, Marleen Brans
2014 International Journal of Public Administration  
The growth in evaluation practice has not always gone hand in hand with an increase in the actual quality of these evaluations. This article addresses this concern, by examining the factors that explain organisational variety in the application of evaluation quality assurance measures. We present the results of an analysis of eighteen Flemish (Belgian) public sector organisations. To unravel different explanatory trajectories, we combine two comparative methods that rely on Boolean analysis:
more » ... oolean analysis: the most similar different outcome/most different similar outcome technique on the one hand, and crisp set qualitative comparative analysis on the other hand.
doi:10.1080/01900692.2013.856443 fatcat:stcqbpwsyvdzxcflann55ahigm