Maximizing conservation evaluation utilization

Jacobson, C., Carter, R.W., Hockings, M. and Kelman, J. (2011) Maximizing conservation evaluation utilization. Evaluation, 17 1: 53-71. doi:10.1177/1356389010389903

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Author Jacobson, C.
Carter, R.W.
Hockings, M.
Kelman, J.
Title Maximizing conservation evaluation utilization
Journal name Evaluation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1461-7153
1356-3890
Publication date 2011-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1356389010389903
Open Access Status
Volume 17
Issue 1
Start page 53
End page 71
Total pages 19
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Evaluation utilization in conservation management emphasizes the use of ‘appropriate’ information from the perspective of an expert provider. An alternative is to emphasize the information needs of recipients. Doing so ensures evaluation information is relevant to expected users and uses. The authors worked with an Australian conservation management agency to address barriers associated with engagement and ensuring relevance to the recipient’s sphere of decision-making. Workshop feedback demonstrated that the process increased the perceived value of the evaluation information. Managers’ reflections on the workshops emphasized factors relating to the decision-making context and the importance of being able to interact with the information in a constructive and non-threatening environment. Identified uses for evaluation information expanded as a result of the workshops to include newfound applications in strategy development and planning, park-specific responses and resource allocation.
Keyword Australia
Evaluation
Information utilization
Learning
Protected area
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
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Created: Thu, 28 Jul 2011, 20:09:45 EST by Prof Marc Hockings on behalf of School of Geography, Planning & Env Management