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Policy or Advocacy Evaluation

Alliance for Justice, advocacy evaluation tool, http://www.advocacyevaluation.org/. This tool is designed to help organizations identify and describe their specific advocacy achievements, both for pre-grant and post-grant information.

Coffman, Julia. “A User’s Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning,” Harvard Family Research Planning, 2009. Available at http://hfrp.org/evaluation/publications-resources/a-user-s-guide-to-advocacy-evaluation-planning, accessed January 27, 2012.

Coffman, Julia. “Framing Paper: Current Advocacy Evaluation Practice,” presented at the National Convening on Advocacy and Policy Change Evaluation, 2009. Available at http://www.calendow.org/uploadedFiles/Evaluation/TCE%20Framing%20Paper%20GENERAL2.doc?n=328, accessed January 27, 2012.

Guthrie, Kendall, Justin Louie, Tom David, and Catherine Crystal Foster. “The Challenge of Assessing Policy and Advocacy Activities: Strategies for a Prospective Evaluation Approach,” Blueprint Research & Design, prepared for The California Endowment, October 2005. Available at http://www.calendow.org/uploadedFiles/Publications/Evaluation/challenge_assessing_policy_advocacy.pdf, accessed January 27, 2012.

Innovation Network, Advocacy Evaluation Resource Center. Available at http://www.innonet.org/index.php?section_id=4&content_id=465, accessed January 27, 2012.

Raynor, Jared, Peter York, and Shao-Chee Sim. “What Makes an Effective Advocacy Organization? A Framework for Determining Advocacy Capacity,” TCC Group, prepared for The California Endowment, January 2009. Available at http://www.calendow.org/uploadedFiles/Publications/Policy/General/EffectiveAdvocacy_FINAL.pdf, accessed January 27, 2012.

Reisman, Jane, Anne Gienapp, and Sarah Stachowiak, “A Guide to Measuring Advocacy and Policy,” Organizational Research Services, prepared for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2007. Available at http://www.organizationalresearch.com/publicationsandresources/a_guide_to_measuring_advocacy_and_policy.pdf, accessed January 27, 2012.

Logic Model

University of Wisconsin Extension, “Program Development and Evaluation.” Available at www.uwex.edu/ces/pdande/evaluation/evallogicmodelworksheets.html, accessed January 27, 2012. A variety of templates that can be downloaded.

W. K. Kellogg Foundation, “Logic Model Development Guide.” Available at http://www.wkkf.org/knowledge-center/resources/2006/02/WK-Kellogg-Foundation-Logic-Model-Development-Guide.aspx, accessed January 27, 2012.

Stanford University, “Empowerment Evaluation: Principles in Practice.” Available at www.static.kern.org/gems/region4/DavidFettermanPresentation.pdf, accessed January 27, 2012. Collaborative, participatory, and empowerment evaluation document for planning, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability.

Process Evaluation

Rossi, P., Mark Lipsey, and Howard Freeman. Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, Seventh Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2004. A comprehensive and standard evaluation textbook. Somewhat wordy but an easy read.

Weiss, Carol H. Evaluation: Methods for Studying Programs & Policies, Second Edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc., 1998. An excellent and very concise evaluation textbook covering the entire range of evaluation activities.

Wholey, Joseph, Harry Hatry, and Kathryn Newcomer. Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation, Third Edition. Jossey-Bass, 2010. A practical book covering a number of specific evaluation topics.

W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Evaluation Handbook. Available at www.wkkf.org/knowledge-center/resources/2010/W-K-Kellogg-Foundation-Evaluation-Handbook.aspx, accessed January 27, 2012. Can be downloaded as pdf document or ordered online. Free. Covers many evaluation topics, from evaluation planning through to utilizing evaluation results. Spanish version also available.

Outcome Evaluation

McNamara, Carter, “Basic Guide to Program Evaluation (Including Outcomes Evaluation),” Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Available at www.managementhelp.org/evaluatn/fnl_eval.htm, accessed January 27, 2012. Good, concise, and easy-to-understand primer on evaluation.

United Way of America, “Measuring Program Outcomes: A Practical Approach,” 1996. Available at http://www.unitedwaystore.com/product/measuring_program_outcomes_a_practical_approach/program_film, accessed January 27, 2012. Can be ordered at the above website. Good primer on outcome evaluation, with a wealth of tools.

Trochim, William, M. “Research Methods Knowledge Base,” Web Center for Social Research Methods, Cornell University, 2006 Available at www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb, accessed January 27, 2012. Free online (hardcopy available for purchase). Searchable information on a number of research topics, including research design, sampling, measurement, data analysis, and reporting.

Weiss, Carol H. Evaluation: Methods for Studying Programs & Policies, Second Edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc., 1998. An excellent and very concise evaluation textbook covering the entire range of evaluation activities.

Measures

McNamara, Carter. “Basic Guide to Program Evaluation (Including Outcomes Evaluation),” Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Available at www.managementhelp.org/evaluatn/fnl_eval.htm, accessed January 27, 2012. Good, concise, and easy-to-understand primer on evaluation.

Trochim, William, M. “Research Methods Knowledge Base,” Web Center for Social Research Methods, Cornell University, 2006 Available at http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/measure.php, accessed January 27, 2012.

United Way of America. “Measuring Program Outcomes: A Practical Approach.” Available at http://www.unitedwaystore.com/product/measuring_program_outcomes_a_practical_approach/program_film, accessed January 27, 2012. Can be ordered at the above website. Good primer on outcome evaluation, with a wealth of tools.

Weiss, Carol H. Evaluation: Methods for Studying Programs & Policies, Second Edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc., 1998. An excellent and very concise evaluation textbook covering the entire range of evaluation activities.

Research Design and Sampling

Columbia University Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, “Types of Sampling,” Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences. Available at http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/projects/qmss/samples_and_sampling/types_of_sampling.html, accessed January 27, 2012.

New York University Blackboard Learning and Community, “What is Research Design? Available at www.nyu.edu/classes/bkg/methods/005847ch1.pdf, accessed January 27, 2012.

Trochim, William, M. “Research Methods Knowledge Base,” Web Center for Social Research Methods, Cornell University, 2006 Available at www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/design.php, accessed January 27, 2012.

World Health Organization, “Outcome Evaluations,” 2000. Available at www.emcdda.europa.eu/attachements.cfm/att_5869_EN_7_outcome_evaluations.pdf, accessed January 27, 2012.

Qualitative Research

Boyce, Carolyn and Palena Neale. “Conducting In-Depth Interviews: A Guide for Designing and Conducting In-Depth Interviews for Evaluation Input,” Pathfinder International, May 2006. Available at http://www.esf-agentschap.be/uploadedFiles/Voor_ESF_promotoren/Zelfevaluatie_ESF-project/m_e_tool_series_indepth_interviews.pdf, accessed January 27, 2012.

Guion, Lisa, David Diehl, and Debra McDonald, “Conducting an In-Depth Interview,” University of Florida, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy393, accessed January 27, 2012.

Miles, Matthew and A. Huberman. Qualitative Data Analysis: An Expanded Sourcebook, Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications,1994.

Minichiello, Victor, Rosalie Aroni, and Terrence Neville Hays. In-Depth Interviewing: Principles, Techniques, Analysis. Sydney, Australia: Pearson Education, 2008.

Patton, Michael Quinn. Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods, Third Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2002.

Wolcott, Harry. F. Writing Up Qualitative Research, Third Edition. Thousand Oaks. CA: Sage Publications, 2008.

Quantitative Research

McCaston, M. Katherine; “Tips for Collecting, Reviewing, and Analyzing Secondary Data,” CARE, June 2005. Available at http://pqdl.care.org/Practice/DME%20-%20Tips%20for%20Collecting,%20Reviewing%20and%20Analyzing%20Secondary%20Data.pdf, accessed January 27, 2012.

Trochim, William M. “Research Methods Knowledge Base, Second Edition,” Web Center for Social Research Methods, October 2006. Available at www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb, accessed January 27, 2012. Free online (hardcopy available for purchase). Searchable information on a number of research topics, including: research design, sampling, measurement, data analysis, and reporting.

Weiss, Carol H. Evaluation: Methods for Studying Programs & Policies, Second Edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc., 1998. An excellent and very concise evaluation textbook covering the entire range of evaluation activities.