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Anderson, S.G. & Ball, S. (1978). The profession and practice of program evaluation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Babbie, Earl (2000). The practice of social research (9th ed). Wadsworth.

Chelimsky, Eleanor & Shadish, William R (Eds.) (1997). Evaluation for the 21st century: A handbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Cook, D. C. & Campbell, D. T. (1979). Quasi-experimentation: Design and analysis issues for field settings. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Guba, Egon G. & Lincoln, Yvonna S. (1989). Fourth generation evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Love, A. (1995). Evaluation methods sourcebook II. Toronto, ON: Canadian Evaluation Society

Love, A. (1991). Evaluation methods sourcebook I. Toronto, ON: Canadian Evaluation Society

Ottawa-Carleton Health Department (1997). Program evaluation tool kit.

Owen, John M. & Rogers, Patricia (1999). Program evaluation: Forms and approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Patton, Michael Quinn (1997). Utilization-focused evaluation: The new century text (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Rossi, Peter H., Freeman, Howard E., & Lipsey, Mark W. (1999). Evaluation: A systematic approach (6th ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Scriven, Michael (1991). Evaluation thesaurus. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Shadish, William R., Jr., Cook, Thomas D., & Leviton, Laura C. (1991). Foundations of program evaluation: Theories of practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

United Way of America (1996). Measuring program outcomes: A practical approach. Alexandria, VA: United Way of America.

Weiss, Carol H. (1998). Evaluation (2nd ed). Prentice-Hall.

Wholey, Joseph S., Hatry, Harry P., & Newcomer, Kathryn E. (Eds.) (1994). Handbook of practical program evaluation. Jossey-Bass.

Worthen, Blaine R. (1996). Program evaluation : Alternative approaches and practical guidelines. Addison-Wesley.


Caron, Daniel, J. (1993). Knowledge required to perform the duties of an evaluator. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 59-79.

Chelimsky, Eleanor (1998). Article in American Journal of Evaluation, 19.

King, Jean, Stevahn, Laurie, Ghere, Gail, & Minnema, Jane (2001). Toward a taxonomy of essential evaluator competencies. American Journal of Evaluation, 22, 229-247.

Mertens, Donna M. (1994). Training evaluators: Unique skills and knowledge. New Directions for Program Evaluation, 62, 17-27.

Rennekamp, Roger (March 2002). "Just In Time" Learning: An Alternative Paradigm for Evaluation Capacity Building. March 2002 Issue of "Hear it From the Board," from AEA's Extension Education Evaluation Topical Interest Group.

Scriven, Michael (1996). Types of evaluation and evaluator. Evaluation Practice, 17(2), 151-161.

Smith, M. F. (1999). Should AEA begin a process for restricting membership in the profession of evaluation? American Journal of Evaluation, 20, 521-531.

Taylor-Powell, Ellen (January 2002). Competence in Extension Education Evaluation - What is it? What does capacity building entail? January 2002 Issue of "Hear it From the Board," from AEA's Extension Education Evaluation Topical Interest Group.

Weiss, Carol H. (1998). Article in American Journal of Evaluation 19(1).

Worthen, B. R. (1999). Critical challenges confronting certification of evaluators. American Journal of Evaluation, 20, 533-555.

Program Evaluation Standards

Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (1994). The program evaluation standards (2nd ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

The American Evaluation Association's Guiding Principles for Program Evaluators

The German Evaluation Society's Evaluation Standards (Summary)

Evaluation Standards for the Government of Canada

Other Resources

Claremont Graduate University Website (select the Index page)

Evaluation Checklist Project Website

Pennsylvania State - Program Evaluation Tip Sheets

Bill Trochim's Website

University of Wisconsin - Extension: Core evaluation curriculum

Western Michigan University's Evaluation Center - Project to assess the training needs of evaluators with doctoral-level training in evaluation.

Qualitative Research Consultants Association - Best Business Practices

Treasury Board of Canada Competency Profile for Federal Public Service Evaluation Professionals

The American Evaluation Association's accreditation concept mapping project

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