A Hierarchical Evaluation Scheme for Pilot-based Research Projects

Thomas Zefferer

Abstract

Evaluation is an integral part of most research projects in the information-technology domain. This especially applies to pilot-based projects that develop solutions for the public sector. There, responsible stakeholders require profound evaluation results of executed projects to steer future research activities in the right directions. In practice, most projects apply their own project-specific evaluation schemes. This yields evaluation results that are difficult to compare between projects. Consequently, lessons learned from conducted evaluation processes cannot be aggregated to a coherent holistic picture and the overall gain of executed research projects remains limited. To address this issue, we propose a common evaluation scheme for arbitrary pilot-based research projects targeting the public sector. By relying on a hierarchical approach, the proposed evaluation scheme enables in-depth evaluations of research projects and their pilots, and assures at the same time that evaluation results remain comparable. Application of the proposed evaluation scheme in the scope of an international research project confirms its practical applicability and demonstrates its advantages for all stakeholders involved in the project.

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Zefferer T. (2018). A Hierarchical Evaluation Scheme for Pilot-based Research Projects.In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-758-324-7, pages 356-363. DOI: 10.5220/0007228103560363


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@conference{webist18,
author={Thomas Zefferer},
title={A Hierarchical Evaluation Scheme for Pilot-based Research Projects},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2018},
pages={356-363},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007228103560363},
isbn={978-989-758-324-7},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - A Hierarchical Evaluation Scheme for Pilot-based Research Projects
SN - 978-989-758-324-7
AU - Zefferer T.
PY - 2018
SP - 356
EP - 363
DO - 10.5220/0007228103560363