Isaac Newton or William Blake?

Carter, James
November 2004
Interpretation Journal;Nov2004, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p3
This article discusses the nature, role and practice of evaluation. It is accepted wisdom that evaluation is an essential part of interpretive planning and development. Accepted, but seldom acted on, because measuring whether interpretation is 'working' is a complex process. To know whether something is working one has to know what it is supposed to do, so any exercise in evaluation depends on agreeing what interpretation is all about. Evaluation can certainly help give a clear focus to interpretation, but I believe we should also approach it with some healthy skepticism. Most importantly, one must recognize that measuring something is not the same as knowing or defining it


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