4 Ways Research Differ From Evaluations
'Research' and 'evaluation' does have similarities such as the approach to sampling, data collection methods they employ and sometimes how the results are reported.
However, there are key differences. These differences relate to the purpose for the enquiry/investigation, the origin of the questions, who assessed the quality and how the findings are valued.
Source: Patton, Michael Quinn (2014). Evaluation Flash Cards: Embedding Evaluative Thinking
in Organizational Culture. St. Paul, MN: Otto Bremer Foundation, ottobremer.org.