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An “evaluation stakeholder” is anyone with a stake in a program and its evaluation. It is considered good practice to involve stakeholders in an evaluation, but there are not hard-and-fast rules about who should be involved and how. This worksheet is intended to guide evaluators and program personnel in reflection and decision making around these issues.
A study of the sustainability of the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) indicated that the projects and centers were sustaining many of the activities that were started under NSF support. An important, but rarely used, method to enhance the validity of research findings is a procedure called replication. This is a process of repeating a research study with a different group of subjects using the same or similar methods. If the findings are replicated, we can be more confident that they represent true relationships.
In this study, seven items were selected that were on the original sustainability survey and administered one year later to a different set of ATE projects and centers. The results were similar thereby providing validity evidence for the original findings. The replication process is described and the results of the analysis are presented in the report.