Subject areas you need to know
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When doing program evaluation, you need to have some knowledge in a variety of areas.  Programs take place in organizations, so it helps to know something about organizations.  Programs also involve people working together, so social psychology is useful.  And so on.


Bauer, T. & Erdogan, B. (2010). Organizational behavior. (ver. 1.1). Flatworld Knowledge.  I think you can get the book's contents on line.  Covers stuff like individual motivation, attitudes, conflict, organizational structure, change.

Organizational Theory: Determinants of Structure    brief introduction to some concepts used in describing and understanding organizational structure. More notes are here  brief introductions to various organization topics. From 1996

Formal Organizations.  See the class, then class notes. Has some class notes with some basic info on organization behavior. From 2001.

Smith, M. K. (2001) 'The learning organization', the encyclopedia of informal education,   summary of some theories of the learning organization, and links to other summaries related to learning orgs (some of which don't work).

UNESCOs Participatory Adult Learning, Documentation and Information Networking   see class content, course 2, unit 14 is Organizational Behavior, and unit 15 is Dynamics of Working Together.

Organizational behavior lecture   by Don Wicker, also links to other lectures

Organization change

Managing Successful Organizational Change in the Public Sector.   Sergio Fernandez and  Hal G . Rainey. Public Adminisration Review • March | April 2006. Shorter summary here   Successful change comes from 1. Ensuring the need, 2. Providing a plan, 3.  Build Internal Support for Change and Overcome Resistance, 4. Ensure Top-Management Support and Commitment, 5. Build External Support, 6. Provide Resources, 7.  Institutionalize Change and 8. Pursue Comprehensive Change

J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2000 Mar–Apr; 7(2): 116–124.  Managing Change, An Overview. Nancy M. Lorenzi and Robert T. Riley.   says, for example, "Human beings do not necessarily resist change automatically; however, many people do resist being changed, i.e., having changes imposed on them." and "change always requires the effort to learn the new, which is a loss in terms of time and energy that could have been used elsewhere."


Successful Strategies for Teams. Team Member Handbook   Frances A. Kennedy, Ph.D. and Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D. 2008. Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University

Working in teams   2010. Richard Lee Storch. This doc lists one characteristic that other sources seem to miss: Adequate resources are available to permit the team to perform it’s function, including skills, tools, facilities, and budgets.

Working on teams  See the articles and tools, and especially the section on starting new teams   which also mentions "Teams need the clear support of the organization's leadership, including concrete support such as release time, funding and resources."

Team Diagnostics   has some research and theory, and explanations of team behavior.   This site is from Richard Hackman, Edgar Pierce Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University, and well known expert on organizations.  This page   has brief info about what makes a team effective.  There is also a little more info in this technical description of the survey here   

Welcome to Managing for Quality   has sections on Building Teams  

A "Sweet 16" Of Rules About Teamwork   also has a full article of 99 rules of teamwork. From 2002.

Social Psychology

Social psychology is important because it deals, in general, with groups, how people interact with groups and how people interact with each other. These are some of the theories.

Social Psychology basics  Dr. George Boeree. brief chapters outlining some basic concepts in social psych, including social learning, persuasion, social economics (making decisions about social activities, etc), conformity. From 1999.

Susan Losh's home page    lists a class:
Social psychology   with topics like attitudes, personality, groups

Behavior or behavior change

These are pretty brief reviews, but can give you some ideas of what to look for.

Icek Ajzen's theory of planned behavior   click on "TpB" then the model.

"Theory at a glance"  This is about health promotion but also reviews theories of behavior. From 2005

Integrated Theory of Health Behavior Change. Background and Intervention Development.   article by Polly Ryan, in Clin Nurse Spec. 2009 May–Jun; 23(3): 161–172. 

Perspectives on Health Behavior Theories That Focus on Individuals   article by Noel T. Brewer and Barbara K. Rimer. Click on download articles, then search for it. The review is from 2008

Health belief model   Last updated 2013

Theories of behavior change   by world bank.

Extended review

Behaviour change.   Myra Mohnen and Imran Rasul. Published November 2010.
Also see  Influencing behaviour through public policy. Same web page. Paul Dolan, Michael Hallsworth, David Halpern, Dominic King, Ivo Vlaev. October 2010

Self Efficacy

had something ...... will look some more.

Links to links.....

Social psychology network     also links to links

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