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The Role of a Program Evaluator

What is the role of a program evaluator? Why is the selection of an evaluator important to program evaluation? Describe some issues with each of the following types of evaluators:
- Internal evaluators
- Government or regulatory evaluators
- Private research firm evaluators
How might these issues affect evaluation?

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The role of a program evaluator is to utilize systematic program evaluation methodologies by which to ascertain the efficiency and/or effectiveness of a given program or programs. The selection of an evaluator is very important to program evaluation, due to the fact that it is important to select an evaluator that has experience in evaluating the types of programs that are in need of evaluation, and that the program evaluator has a track record of ...