Theories in Technology Evaluation
Theories in Technology Evaluation

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Theories in Technology Evaluation

Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • Explain your view of the role of technology evaluation and assessment

  • Distinguish between the different basic types of evaluation, and state how, why and where they are applicable

  • Discuss the importance of technology evaluation and assessment in different contexts and at different stages in the development, implementation and use of technology or technology-based projects, programmes and policies

  • Analyse the theoretical, conceptual and methodological issues and concerns that come into play during the design, application and outcome of the evaluation and assessment of technologies, and technology-based projects, programmes and policies

  • Apply the principles, procedures and practices discussed in this unit to real-life examples of technology assessment and evaluation in a range of contexts.

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