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goal-based evaluation

an evaluation that determines the extent to which a program has achieved its goals. This approach relies heavily on stated program goals and objectives, and as such it might overlook other aspects of the program. Compare goal-free evaluation. See also quantitative evaluation.

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May 26th 2024



n. a drug that is used to reduce physiological and subjective symptoms of anxiety. In the past, distinctions were made between so-called major tranquilizers (antipsychotics) and minor tranquilizers (anxiolytics; e.g., benzodiazepines).