Popular Evaluation Websites:


Canadian Evaluation Society

Canadian Evaluation Society – Ontario Chapter

American Evaluation Association

For a good overview of various evaluation approaches see: Stufflebeam, D. (2001). Evaluation models. New Directions for Evaluation, 2001(89), 7–98. Readers should be aware that the resources selected do have a particular bias and largely informed by the work of Michael Q. Patton.

Alkin, M. C., & Christie, C. C., (2004) An evaluation theory tree. In M. Alkin (Ed.), Evaluation roots: Tracing theorists’ views and influences (pp. 153-168). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Alkin, M. (2004). Evaluation roots. Sage Publications, Inc.

Dozois, E., Langlois, M., & Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2010). DE 201: A practitioner’s guide to developmental evaluation. Retrieved from http://www.mcconnellfoundation.ca/assets/Media%20Library/Publications/DE%20201%20EN.pdf

Gamble, J. A. A. (2008). A developmental evaluation primer. Retrieved from http://www.mcconnellfoundation.ca/assets/Media%20Library/Publications/A%20 Developmental%20Evaluation%20Primer%20-%20EN.pdf

Patton, M. Q. (2005). Developmental evaluation. In S. Mathison (Ed.), Encyclopedia of evaluation (pp. 184-186). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Patton, M. Q. (2006, spring), Evaluation for the way we work, The Nonprofit Quarterly, 28-33.

Patton, M. Q. (2008). Utilization-focused evaluation (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Patton, M. Q. (2010). Developmental evaluation: Applying complexity concepts to enhance innovation and use. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Patton, E., & Appelbaum, S. H. (2003). The case for case studies in management research, Management Research News, 26, 60-72.

Patton, M. Q., & Patrizi, P. A. (2010). Strategy as the focus for evaluation. In P. A.
Patrizi & M. Q. Patton (Eds.), Evaluating strategy. New Directions for Evaluation, 128, 5-28.

Schwandt, T. A. (2008). The relevance of practical knowledge traditions to evaluation practice. In N. L. Smith & P. R. Brandon (Eds.), Fundamental issues in evaluation (pp. 29-40). New York, NY: Guilford.

Shadish, W. R., & Luellen, J. K. (2005), History of evaluation. In S. Mathison (Ed.), Encyclopedia of evaluation (pp. 184-186). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Shulha, L., & Cousins, B. (1997). Evaluation use: Theory, research, and practice since 1986. American Journal of Evaluation, 18, 195-208.

Yarbrough, D. B., Shulha, L. M., Hopson, R. K., & Caruthers, F. A. (2011). The program evaluation standards: A guide for evaluators and evaluation users (3rd ed.). Approved by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.