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Evaluation 2006 (AEA Annual Meeting) Doggy Bag from Heidi S.

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


Gail Barrington
Stewart I. Donaldson
E. Jane Davidson
Patricia Rogers
Michael Scriven (Western Michigan University)
Bob Williams
Melvin Mark
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
http://www.cgu.edu/pages/665.asp

The Evaluation Center
Evaluation Checklists
http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/checklists/

The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02057/start.htm
2006 version in process

American Evaluation Association
http://www.eval.org/
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.

Recommended TEXTS:

Foundations of Program Evaluation(recommended by Claremont GU exhibitor)
William Shadish
Thomas Cook
Laura Leviton
Paperback
ISBN: 0803953011

Building Evaluation Capacity
Hallie Preskill
Darlene Russ-Eft
Paperback
ISBN: 0761928103

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“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

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