Sheila B Robinson

Reflections of an everyday educator/program evaluator/professional developer…LEARNER

Evaluation TEXTBOOKS


Alkin, Marvin C. (2011). Evaluation Essentials From A to Z. New York: The Guilford Press.

Alkin, Marvin C. (Ed.). (2004). Evaluation Roots: Tracing Theorists Views and Influences. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Bamberger, Michael, Rugh, Jim, & Mabry, Linda. (2006). Real World Evaluation: Working Under Budget, Time, Data, and Political Constraints. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Davidson, E. J. (2012). Actionable Evaluation Basics: Getting Succint Answers to the Most Important Questions   Retrieved from, or

Fitzpatrick, Jody L., Sanders, James R., & Worthen, Blaine R. (2004). Program evaluation: Alternative approaches and practical guidelines (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Patton, Michael Quinn. (2008). Utilization-Focused Evaluation (4th ed.). Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Patton, Michael Quinn. (2010). Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use. New York: Guilford Press.

Posovac, Emil J., & Carey, Raymond G. (2007). Program Evaluation: Methods and Case Studies (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Preskill, Hallie, & Russ-Eft, Darlene. (2005). Building evaluation capacity: 72 activities for teaching and training. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Rossi, Peter H., Lipsey, Mark W., & Freeman, Howard E. (2004). Evaluation: A systematic approach (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Royse, David, Thyer, Bruce A., Padgett, Deborah K., & Logan, T.K. (2001). Program Evaluation: An Introduction (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning.

Stufflebeam, Daniel L., & Shinkfield, Anthony J. (2007). Evaluation Theory, Models, & Applications. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Vogt, W. Paul, Gardner, Dianne C., & Haeffele, Lynne M. (2012). When to Use What Research Design. New York: The Guilford Press.

Vogt, W. Paul, & Johnson, R. Burke. (2011). Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences (4th ed.). Los Angeles: SAGE.

Weiss, Carol H. (1998). Evaluation, Second Edition (2 ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Wholey, Joseph S., Hatry, Harry P., & Newcomer, Kathryn E. (2004). Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


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