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Underifrånperspektiv - en analys av utvärderingen av demokrati och delaktighetsmålet i storstadssatsningen i Malmö

Niklasson Hydén, Julia (2006)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The Swedish metropolitan politics have had the bottom-up perspective as a major principle to evolve the democratic participation in segregated areas. My objective was to investigate if a bottom-up perspective has been used as a method of evaluation in a sample of 10 evaluation reports made about democratic participation in Malmö.

The key questions were; In the evaluations:

- How was the bottom-up perspective and related concepts defined?

- What criterias and theories were used?

- What values surfaced?

- What methods were used?

- Has a critical approach been used?

The method used is analysis using the theories of Critical Social Method by Alvesson & Deetz, Values in evaluation by House & Howe and Choices of perspective by Eliasson.
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The Swedish metropolitan politics have had the bottom-up perspective as a major principle to evolve the democratic participation in segregated areas. My objective was to investigate if a bottom-up perspective has been used as a method of evaluation in a sample of 10 evaluation reports made about democratic participation in Malmö.

The key questions were; In the evaluations:

- How was the bottom-up perspective and related concepts defined?

- What criterias and theories were used?

- What values surfaced?

- What methods were used?

- Has a critical approach been used?

The method used is analysis using the theories of Critical Social Method by Alvesson & Deetz, Values in evaluation by House & Howe and Choices of perspective by Eliasson.

None of the analysed evaluations have used participatorial methods. As participation is defined mainly statistically, the criterias are usually quantitative measurements, though the evaluators agree that democracy is a matter of quality. There is a common lack of theoretical basis of analysis and methodology description. Some evaluators implicitly chose a bottom-up perspective as researchers, but without using dialogue with the target group in the evaluation process, or theoretic references as empirical support, there is a probability of biased conclusions. (Less)
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author
Niklasson Hydén, Julia
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
utvärdering, underifrånperspektiv, deltagarmedverkan, Social changes, theory of social work, Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete, Research methodology in science, Forskningsmetodik
language
Swedish
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1328988
date added to LUP
2006-05-09
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2006-05-09
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  abstract     = {The Swedish metropolitan politics have had the bottom-up perspective as a major principle to evolve the democratic participation in segregated areas. My objective was to investigate if a bottom-up perspective has been used as a method of evaluation in a sample of 10 evaluation reports made about democratic participation in Malmö.

The key questions were; In the evaluations:

- How was the bottom-up perspective and related concepts defined?

- What criterias and theories were used?

- What values surfaced?

- What methods were used?

- Has a critical approach been used?

The method used is analysis using the theories of Critical Social Method by Alvesson & Deetz, Values in evaluation by House & Howe and Choices of perspective by Eliasson.

None of the analysed evaluations have used participatorial methods. As participation is defined mainly statistically, the criterias are usually quantitative measurements, though the evaluators agree that democracy is a matter of quality. There is a common lack of theoretical basis of analysis and methodology description. Some evaluators implicitly chose a bottom-up perspective as researchers, but without using dialogue with the target group in the evaluation process, or theoretic references as empirical support, there is a probability of biased conclusions.},
  author       = {Niklasson Hydén, Julia},
  keyword      = {utvärdering,underifrånperspektiv,deltagarmedverkan,Social changes, theory of social work,Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete,Research methodology in science,Forskningsmetodik},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Underifrånperspektiv - en analys av utvärderingen av demokrati och delaktighetsmålet i storstadssatsningen i Malmö},
  year         = {2006},
}