Really just thrown in the “bag” following the conference. I would encourage all liaisons to attend this at least once!!!
Some notable PEOPLE in the field (per Betsy Kelly):
Ray Maiotta (coding)
Michael Quinn Patton
Stewart I. Donaldson
E. Jane Davidson
Michael Scriven (Western Michigan University)
Donald Dillman (surveys)
Hallie PreskillOTHER RESOURCES:
Sage Publications (http://www.sagepub.com/) – look at Research Methods and Evaluation under “subjects”
The Evaluators’Institute (http://www.evaluatorsinstitute.com/) – offers short term professional development courses for practicing evaluators
Claremont Graduate University
Summer 2007 Professional Development Workshops
Evaluation and Applied Research Methods
August 17-23, 2007
The Evaluation Center
The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation
2006 version in process
American Evaluation Association
Lots of goodies at this site, including links to a member-author bibliography, consultants, discussion lists, online handbooks and texts and other resources, university and college programs, etc.
Foundations of Program Evaluation(recommended by Claremont GU exhibitor)
Building Evaluation Capacity
“Keep it as simple as it should be, but no simpler.” Einstein
ONE THING I LEARNED:
The process of evaluating can have behavioral consequences at all levels (individual, interpersonal, collective) influencing organizational structure and processes.
SAVE THE DATE!!!
Evaluation 2007, November 7-10, Baltimore, Maryland