Att forska om effekter av erfarenhetsbaserat lärande – några villkor för utvärdering av grupprelationskonferenser

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This paper outlines possible strategies for evaluation of group relations conferences. Based on comparison of group relations and sensitivity training, the evaluations made of the latter are critically reviewed. Restriction to outcomes, means, variability measures, experimental paradigms and effect-without-process studies, instrumental views on learning and less developed conceptions of groups hampered research. Recommendations: evaluators should a. Take into account narratives from participants and staffs, b. Respect developments in group research, c. Combine process and effect approaches, d. Start out from non-modern learning views, e. Accept participatory, interactive and action research. Ideological barriers between staffs and researchers have to be overcome.


  • Stefan Jern
Research areas and keywords

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  • Psychology


  • Tavistock, evaluation, sensitivity training, outcome research, group relations, narratives
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)233-248
JournalNordisk Psykologi: Teori, Forskning, Praksis
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch

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