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. https://new.edu/courses/organizational-behavior--2
I think you can get the book's contents on line. Covers stuff
like individual motivation, attitudes, conflict, organizational
Organizational Theory: Determinants of
some concepts used in describing and understanding organizational
structure. More notes are here http://www.analytictech.com/mb021/handouts.htm
various organization topics. From 1996
Formal Organizations. http://www.unc.edu/~nielsen/
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, http://infed.org/mobi/the-learning-organization/
summary of some theories of the learning organization, and
links to other summaries related to learning orgs (some of which
UNESCOs Participatory Adult Learning, Documentation and Information
content, course 2, unit 14 is Organizational Behavior, and unit 15
is Dynamics of Working Together.
Organizational behavior lecture http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkmt6yuze14
Wicker, also links to other lectures
Managing Successful Organizational Change in the Public
Sergio Fernandez and Hal G . Rainey. Public
Adminisration Review • March | April 2006. Shorter summary
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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC61464/
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 http://www.clemson.edu/OTEI/documents/teamwork-handbook.pdf
Frances A. Kennedy, Ph.D. and Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D. 2008. Office of
Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University
Working in teams http://courses.washington.edu/ie337/
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 http://hrweb.mit.edu/learning-development/learning-topics/teams
See the articles and tools, and especially the section on starting
new teams http://hrweb.mit.edu/learning-development/learning-topics/teams/articles/new-team
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 http://team-diagnostics.com/
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 http://team-diagnostics.com/the-model/
has brief info about what makes a team effective. There
is also a little more info in this technical description of the
survey here http://team-diagnostics.com/survey/
Welcome to Managing for Quality http://erc.msh.org/quality/index.cfm
Building Teams http://erc.msh.org/quality/map.cfm#team
A "Sweet 16" Of Rules About Teamwork http://appel.nasa.gov/2002/03/01/a-sweet-16-of-rules-about-teamwork/
also has a full article of 99 rules of teamwork. From 2002.
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 http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/socpsy.html
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 http://myweb.fsu.edu/slosh/index.html
lists a class:
Social psychology http://myweb.fsu.edu/slosh/SocialPsychOverview.html
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.
Ajzen's theory of planned behavior http://people.umass.edu/~aizen/index.html
click on "TpB" then the model.
"Theory at a glance" http://www.med.upenn.edu/chbr/documents/TheoryataGlance.pdf
This is about health promotion but also reviews theories of
behavior. From 2005
Integrated Theory of Health Behavior Change. Background and
Intervention Development. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2778019/
article by Polly Ryan, in Clin Nurse Spec. 2009 May–Jun; 23(3):
Perspectives on Health Behavior Theories That Focus on
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 http://currentnursing.com/nursing_theory/health_belief_model.html
Last updated 2013
Theories of behavior change http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTGOVACC/Resources/BehaviorChangeweb.pdf
by world bank.
Behaviour change. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cubec/evidencereviews/
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
had something ...... will look some more.
Links to links.....
Social psychology network http://www.socialpsychology.org/
page last checked and updated 3/15/2016
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