Evaluation Glossary


A numerical synthesis methodology for summing evaluand performance across multiple criteria. It involves ascribing numerical values to criteria that represent importance, using a fixed-length scale to score the evaluand on each criterion, multiplying weights by scores, then summing these products. The resulting sum represents the overall merit of the evaluand.


Mathison, S. (2005). Encyclopedia of Evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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