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  • Anderson, S.G. & Ball, S. (1978). The profession and practice of program evaluation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Babbie, Earl (2000). The practice of social research (9th ed). Wadsworth.
  • Chelimsky, Eleanor & Shadish, William R (Eds.) (1997). Evaluation for the 21st century: A handbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Cook, D. C. & Campbell, D. T. (1979). Quasi-experimentation: Design and analysis issues for field settings. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
  • Guba, Egon G. & Lincoln, Yvonna S. (1989). Fourth generation evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Love, A. (1995). Evaluation methods sourcebook II. Toronto, ON: Canadian Evaluation Society
  • Love, A. (1991). Evaluation methods sourcebook I. Toronto, ON: Canadian Evaluation Society
  • Lusthaus, Charles et al. Organizational Assessment: A Framework for Improving Performance. IPDET Book Club Choice)
  • Ottawa-Carleton Health Department (1997). Program evaluation tool kit.
  • Owen, John M. & Rogers, Patricia (1999). Program evaluation: Forms and approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Patton, Michael Quinn (1997). Utilization-focused evaluation: The new century text (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Rossi, Peter H., Freeman, Howard E., & Lipsey, Mark W. (1999). Evaluation: A systematic approach (6th ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Scriven, Michael (1991). Evaluation thesaurus. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Shadish, William R., Jr., Cook, Thomas D., & Leviton, Laura C. (1991). Foundations of program evaluation: Theories of practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Stake, Robert. Standards-Based and Responsive- Evaluation (IPDET Book Club Choice)
  • United Way of America (1996). Measuring program outcomes: A practical approach Alexandria, VA: United Way of America.
  • Weiss, Carol H. (1998). Evaluation (2nd ed). Prentice-Hall.
  • Wholey, Joseph S., Hatry, Harry P., & Newcomer, Kathryn E. (Eds.) (1994). Handbook of practical program evaluation. Jossey-Bass.
  • Worthen, Blaine R. (1996). Program evaluation : Alternative approaches and practical guidelines. Addison-Wesley.</P>


  • Caron, Daniel, J. (1993). Knowledge required to perform the duties of an evaluator. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 59-79.
  • Chelimsky, Eleanor (1998). Article in American Journal of Evaluation, 19.
  • King, Jean, Stevahn, Laurie, Ghere, Gail, & Minnema, Jane (2001). Toward a taxonomy of essential evaluator competencies. American Journal of Evaluation, 22, 229-247.
  • Mertens, Donna M. (1994). Training evaluators: Unique skills and knowledge. New Directions for Program Evaluation, 62, 17-27.
  • Rennekamp, Roger (March 2002). "Just In Time" Learning: An Alternative Paradigm for Evaluation Capacity Building. ">March 2002 Issue of "Hear it From the Board from AEA's Extension Education Evaluation Topical Interest Group.
  • Scriven, Michael (1996). Types of evaluation and evaluator. Evaluation Practice, 17(2), 151-161.
  • Smith, M. F. (1999). Should AEA begin a process for restricting membership in the profession of evaluation? American Journal of Evaluation, 20,</EM> 521-531.
  • Taylor-Powell, Ellen (January 2002). Competence in Extension Education Evaluation - What is it? What does capacity building entail? <January 2002 Issue of "Hear it From the Board from AEA's Extension Education Evaluation Topical Interest Group.
  • Weiss, Carol H. (1998). Article in American Journal of Evaluation 19(1).
  • Worthen, B. R. (1999). Critical challenges confronting certification of evaluators. American Journal of Evaluation, 20, 533-555.</P>

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