Adversary and committee hearings as evaluation methods

Nick L. Smith

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6 Scopus citations


Adversary and committee hearings have been advocated as procedures that can effectively involve large numbers ofpeople in clarifying issues and examining human testimony in the evaluation of complex, highly politicized programs. This article reviews the strengths, procedures, and applications of these two methods over the last fifteen years, summarizing their problems and limitations as evidenced in field trials to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-750
Number of pages16
JournalEvaluation Review
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • General Social Sciences


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