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Evaluation processes: Lessons from Bateson’s second order learning

Bednar, Peter LU and Adams, Carl (2003) ECITE2003: 10th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation In [Host publication title missing] p.21-28
Abstract
This paper focuses on learning and reflection in evaluation processes. The needs and focus of evaluation change over the life of an Information System (IS) project. Evaluation does not necessarily always equal analysis, however, a meaningful evaluation can only be done if combined with analysis of the context. Evaluation processes must include some learning element to be contextually relevant. To understand evaluation processes, particularly learning processes, we draw upon Gregory Bateson's (1972) framework of multiple orders of learning. An example of an initial framework for supporting different levels of learning in IS evaluation is presented.
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Organizational Learning, IT and IS Evaluation: Systems Analysis, Second Order Learning, Contextual Analysis, Learning Systems, Strategic Systemic Thinking
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[Host publication title missing]
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Berghout, Egon and Remenyi, Dan
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8 pages
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Academic Conferences
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ECITE2003: 10th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation
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0-9544577-3-0
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English
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