Using Abductive Research Logic to Construct a Rigorous Explanation of Amorphous Evaluation Findings

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Miri Levin-Rozalis

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Background: Two kinds of research logic prevail in scientific research: deductive research logic and inductive research logic. However, both fail in the field of evaluation, especially evaluation conducted in unfamiliar environments. Purpose: In this article I wish to suggest the application of a research logic—abduction—the logic of discovery—which is powerful and very effective in constructing and validating explanations of new phenomena (evaluation findings, in particular). Setting: The primary focus of the article is theoretic with a case example illustrating the practice of using the logic of discovery. Intervention: Not applicable. Research Design: Not applicable. Data Collection and Analysis: Not applicable. Findings: Not applicable. 

Keywords: program evaluation, globalization, multiculturalism, abduction, logic of discovery

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Levin-Rozalis, M. (2009). Using Abductive Research Logic to Construct a Rigorous Explanation of Amorphous Evaluation Findings. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 6(13), 1–14. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/jmde/index.php/jmde_1/article/view/251
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