The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 8(3), 2003, article 3.
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May I suggest that there is a barrier to evaluation based on the value that everybody must be treated the same? I would suggest that your article could elaborate the need for experimental evaluation of innovations using a statistical design. This would require that there:
- are experimental and control groups;
- the innovation is so well defined that others can introduce it;
- that the innovation is done the same way each time;
- and, that the participants go through the procedures that are expected of them.
Just a thought.
Published September 12 2003