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Title:CARA (Child Abuse Risk Assessment): A Situated Evaluation of an Innovative Learning Environment
Author(s):Choksi, Beena Ajit
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):DeStefano, Lizanne
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Technology of
Abstract:Five child protection investigators participated in the study, and qualitative data was collected by means of a variety of probes. Reader-response theory, which seeks to understand the transaction between the reader, text, and context, guided the analysis of the data. Results showed that CARA was used in unique ways by each investigator to construct a flexible understanding of the domain of child abuse in varying forms, and therefore the user's transaction with the innovation is a crucial variable in evaluating innovations. The meaning of an innovation is determined not so much by the developer's idealization of it, but the process by which it comes to be used and realized.
Issue Date:2000
Description:144 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9989961
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2000

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