GENERAL METHODS, and links that
don't fit elsewhere
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Also see the books,
manual, guides section. Some of the links are to
sources that have general methods. For example, see the Knowledge Base
link, and other links.
"What Constitutes Credible Evidence in Evaluation and Applied
control trials (RCTs), and the need for serious academic
scholarship to inform evaluation." Also see videos of
news service focusing on developments in monitoring and evaluation
methods relevant to development projects with social development
objectives." Has announcements of conferences, jobs, books.
Also, some papers are on the Mande site, for example, Networks
section, The Evaluation of Networks part has "Evaluating
International Social Change Networks: A Conceptual Framework for a
Participatory Approach." Ricardo Wilson-Grau and Martha Nunez
Their email list http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/MandENEWS/
"provides a free resource to researchers, students and
university teachers who are interested in learning more about
anything to do with research methods." This is from Sage. One of the
resources they provide is free access to an article of the month
from one of their journals.
Centre for Excellence in Evaluation. http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/cee/index-eng.asp
see their resources page for a whole bunch of stuff about
how to develop evaluation units, review quality of evaluation,
then see their research page for this Conference on
Cost-Effectiveness in Evaluation
Evaluation Checklist Project http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/checklists/
checklists on evaluation.
This organization links to reports from non profits. Some of the
State of Evaluation 2010: Evaluation Practice and
Capacity in the Nonprofit Sector
Evaluating Workforce Programs: A Guide to What
Policymakers Need to Know to Structure Effective, User-Friendly
Are We There Yet? A Communications Evaluation
Demystifying Outcome Measurement in Community
Guidelines for Evaluating Nonprofit
Communications Efforts http://www.issuelab.org/research/guidelines_for_evaluating_nonprofit_communications_efforts
Bob Williams home page http://www.bobwilliams.co.nz/About_Me.html
See the free resources page for some interesting writings,
works in progress and links, such as TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO
KNOW ABOUT EVALUATION, and others.
Karsten Weitzenegger http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/
has a lot of interesting information, for example a blog
with evaluation news
International Statistical Literacy Project http://iase-web.org/islp/
Aid in the development of statistical literacy around the
Statistical Literacy http://www.statlit.org/
studies summary statistics used in everyday arguments.
Statistical literacy helps people read and interpret numbers in
graphs, tables, statements and studies.
Statistics and Public Policy http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/uspp20#.UwPOSl5dDjc
open access, An Official Journal of the American Statistical
Association. This journal "publishes papers that apply strong
statistical methodology to problems in the realm of public policy
and /or relevant political science. Articles may address
international, national, or local policy questions, and the emphasis
is upon the application rather than methodological novelty."
Statistical Methods for Rater Agreement http://www.john-uebersax.com/stat/agree.htm
"This site is a resource for the analysis of agreement among
raters, diagnostic tests, observers, judges or experts. It contains
background discussion on different methods, examples, references,
software, and information on recent methodological developments."
How to present negative results http://betterevaluation.org/blog/delivering-bad-news
tips from Jessica Sinclair Taylor
Robert Hanneman's free text on social network
Evaluation of information sources http://www.vuw.ac.nz/staff/alastair_smith/evaln/evaln.htm
links to web sites that have info on how to evaluate
A plea for practical evaluation http://www.mande.co.uk/archives/199701000.htm
an essay by George Balch and Sharyn Sutton about issues and
problems of practical evaluation.
Just Plain Data Analysis: Companion Website http://pol.illinoisstate.edu/jpda/
companion to a book, but has some of the topics here, a
little bit about Reversing causal direction, and Ecological Fallacy,
and the Hawthorne effect.
Drawn to Science Education http://www.drawntoscience.org/index.html
has a section about "how drawings can be used as evidence to support
research on science teaching and learning" - using drawings as a
method of research. See their research page. This is from the
University of Maryland, funded by NSF.
Evaluation is an every day activity http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/programevaluation/
by Molly Engle
Email lists: I
don't list any because others have comprehensive lists. See
Some good lists are Evaltalk, methods and SRMS.
American Evaluation Association list of email lists http://www.eval.org/p/cm/ld/fid=75
including evaltalk and others..
Real World Evaluation http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/RealWorldEval/
international development projects under less than ideal conditions.
This is one email list.
a blog of blogs
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