|Free Resources for Program Evaluation and Social Research Methods|
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|Social Research Methods and Program Evaluation
Basic guides These have very plain and clear descriptions of what evaluation is. Useful to introduce people to evaluation.
Methods - books, manuals, guides to research methods and evaluation
Approaches to evaluation , evaluator competencies, politics of evaluation and logic models.
Sites specifically about sampling
Methods - Qualitative
Research about research methods Journals, individual papers, conferences, etc.
General methods, and links that don't fit elsewhere
Links to links Sites like this one, that link to resources for evaluation and research methods.
Gao books on survey design, statistics, content analysis, other methods topics.
Data Issues. Quality, usability, etc... I'm working on this one.
Free software for statistics, and a few office suite packages
Presenting results, statistical data and preparing research reports
subject areas you need to know social psychology, organizations, other
Free Statistical Tools on the Web brief review of free statistical resources.
Insights insights about evaluation from various people. only a few so far.
Training on line training courses.
Videos about program evaluation or research methods. This includes recorded webinars.
What is program evaluation: A set of beginners guides to Program Evaluation and Social Research Methods http://gsociology.icaap.org/methods/BasicguidesHandouts.html
EvalPartners http://www.mymande.org/evalpartners an "international evaluation partnership to strengthen Civil Society's evaluation capacities"
Genuine Evaluation http://genuineevaluation.com/ Patricia J Rogers and E Jane Davidson blog about real, genuine, authentic, practical evaluation
Statistics Without Borders http://community.amstat.org/statisticswithoutborders/home/ free statistical assistance on international health issues, from American Statistical Association.
Better Evaluation http://betterevaluation.org/ International collaborative to improve evaluation.
Free statistical software
World of Statistics http://www.worldofstatistics.org/
Other sites of interest
Feed the hungry at http://www.thehungersite.com
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Find many resources about evaluation at any of these links portals
Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research,
Evaluation Portal: Link Collection,
WWW Virtual Library: Evaluation,
American Evaluation Association: Online resources list,
CDC Evaluation Working Group resources,