By Wolfgang Beywl and Amy Gullickson
Efforts to develop evaluation in transdisciplinary research have mostly been conducted without reference to the evaluation literature, effectively re-inventing and re-discussing key concepts. What do transdisciplinary researchers need to know to build on the in-depth knowledge available in evaluation science?
Here we add to other key contributions about evaluation in i2Insights, especially:
- Belcher and colleagues, who provide a tool for evaluating transdisciplinary research
- Nagy and Schäfer, who describe how to systematically design transdisciplinary project evaluation
- Meagher and Edwards, who provide a framework to evaluate the impacts of research on policy and practice
- Louder and colleagues, who discuss ways of choosing a framework to assess research impact.
We focus specifically on the origins and the current state of the evaluation field.