This purpose of this page is to provide further information and resources in regards to the research culture and methods that are incorporated by the Office for Institutional Effectivenses. Select a topic area for further listings.
Patton, M. Q. (2008). Utilization-focused evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Walcoodr, B. E. (2004). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions, departments, and general education. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Songs, Inc.
Callow-Heusser, C., Chapman, H.J., & Torres, R.T. (2005). Evidence: An essential tool–Planning for and gathering evidence using the design-implementation-outcomes (DIO) cycle of evidence. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation. Retrieved from: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf0531/start.htm
The Capacity Building for American Indians Project. (n.d.). Five steps to program
evaluation: A workbook. Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2005). Introduction to program evaluation for
health programs: A self-study guide. Atlanta, GA: Author.
Coalition for Evidence-based Policy. (2005). Reporting the results of your study: A user-friendly
guide for evaluators of educational programs and practices. Rockville, MD: What Works Clearinghouse
Ely, D. & Huberman, M. (1994). User-friendly handbook for project dissemination: Science,
mathematics, engineering, and technology education. Washington, DC: National Science Foundation
Fleischman, H.L., & Williams, L. (1996). An introduction to program evaluation for classroom
teachers. Arlington, VA: Development Associates, Inc.
Frechtling, J. (2002). The 2002 user-friendly handbook for project evaluation. Retrieved from:
Gajda, R. & Jewiss, J. (2004). Thinking about how to evaluate your program? These strategies
will get you started. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 9(8). Retrieved
July 21, 2009 from http://PAREonline.net/getvn.asp?v=9&n=8
Kao, U. (2006). Program evaluation overview: A conversation with Uyen H. Kao [PowerPoint].
Retrieved Feb 8, 2011 from http://www.sharedactionhd.org/contentOnly/images/resources/AM/Evaluation%20Framework_110906_uk.ppt
MacDonald, G., Garcia, D., Zaza, S., Schooley, M., Compton, D., Bryant, T., et al. (2006). Steps to a Healthier US Cooperative Agreement Program: Foundation elements for program evaluation planning, implementation, and use of findings. Preventing Chronic Disease Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy, 3(1).
McNamara, C. (1998). Basic guide to program evaluation. Retrieved July 6, 2009, from:
Muraskin, L. (1993). Understanding evaluation: The way to better prevention programs.
Retrieved June 9, 2009 from: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OUS/PES/primer1.html
Sharp, L. (1997). Evaluation design for the hypothetical project. In J. Frechtling & L. Sharp
(Eds.), User-friendly handbook for mixed method evaluations. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation. Retrieved from: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1997/nsf97153/chap_6.htm
Sharp, L. & Frechtling, J. (1997). Overview of the design process for mixed method evaluation.
In J. Frechtling & L. Sharp (Eds.), User-friendly handbook for mixed method evaluations. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation. Retrieved from: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1997/nsf97153/chap_5.htm
Silverstein, G. & Sharp, L. (1997). Reporting the results of mixed method evaluations. In
J. Frechtling & L. Sharp (Eds.), User-friendly handbook for mixed method evaluations. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation. Retrieved from: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1997/nsf97153/chap_7.htm
Treasury Board of Canada. (1998). Program evaluation methods: Measurement and
attribution of program results (3rd ed.). Ottawa: Program Evaluation Branch, Office of the Comptroller General
United States General Accounting Office. (2005). Performance measurement and evaluation:
Definitions and relationships. Washington, DC: Author
W.K. Kellogg Foundation. (1998). W.K. Kellogg evaluation handbook. Battle Creek, MI:
Adefuin, J., & Endo, T. (2003). Multicultural health evaluation: An annotated bibliography.
Woodland Hills, CA: California Endowment
Baugh, E.J., & Guion, L. (2006). Using culturally sensitive methodologies when researching
diverse cultures. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, (4).
Cowles, T. (2005). Ten strategies for enhancing multicultural competency in evaluation. The
Evaluation Exchange, 11(2), pp15, 19.
Hopson, R.K. (2003). Overview of multicultural and culturally competent program
evaluation: Issues, challenges, and opportunities. Woodland Hills, CA: The California Endowment
Mertens, D.M., & Hopson, R.K. (2006). Advancing evaluation of STEM efforts through
attention to diversity and culture. In D. Huffman & F. Lawrenz (Eds.), Critical Issues in STEM Evaluation: New Directions for Evaluation, No. 109 (pp. 35-51). Indianapolis, IN: Wiley Periodicals
Peter, L., Christie, E., Cochran, M., Dunn, D., Elk, L., Fields, E., et al. (2003). Assessing the
impact of total immersion on Cherokee language revitalization: A culturally responsive,
participatory approach. In J. Reyhner (Ed.), Nurturing Native Languages. Flagstaff, AZ:
University of Northern Arizona Press. Retrieved July 7, 2009, from
Kim, J. & Crasco, L. (2008). Weaving Native knowledge into STEM teaching and learning at
tribal colleges and universities: A report based on TCUP self-evaluation templates (TSET). Norwood, MA: Systemic Research, Inc.
National Science Foundation. (2002). The cultural context of educational evaluation – A Native
American perspective: Workshop proceedings. Arlington, VA: Author
Kelly, W. E. (Ed.) (2008). Assessment in engineering programs: evolving best practices. Tallahassee, FL: Association for Institutional Research.
Journals in Evaluation
Government Evaluation Mandate and Sample Evaluation Reports
Dillman, D. A., Smyth, J. D., & Christian, L. M. (2009). Internet, mail, and mixed-mode surveys: the tailored design method. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Fowler, F. J., Jr. (2002). Survey research methods (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Morgan, D. L., & Krueger, R. A. (Eds.). (1997). Focus group kit (Focus group kit, Vols. 1-6). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Patton, M. Q. (2002). Qualitative research and evaluation methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Wetherell, M., Taylor, S., & Yates, S. J. ( ) Discourse as data: A guide for analysis. London, U.K.: Sage.