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Internal Evaluation Related Bibliography

(Selected sources from the References in Volkov, B. B. (2011). Beyond being an evaluator: The multiplicity of roles of the internal evaluator. In B. B. Volkov & M. E. Baron (Eds.), Internal evaluation in the 21st century. New Directions for Evaluation, 132, 25–42.)

 Barkdoll, G. L. (1982). Increasing the impact of program evaluation by altering the working relationship between the program manager and the evaluator (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Barkley, M. (2001). Internal evaluation on the edge: Postcards from a postmodern practitioner. Paper presented at the Australasian Evaluation Society annual conference, “Consolidate, Innovate, Expand,” Canberra, Australia.

Bellavita, C., Wholey, J. S., & Abramson, M. A. (1986). Performance-oriented evaluation: Prospects for the future. In J. S. Wholey, M. A. Abramson, & C. Bellavita (Eds.),Performance and credibility: Developing excellence in public and non-profit organizations. Lexington, MA: Lexington Press.

Benjamin, L. M., & Greene, J. C. (2009). From program to network: The evaluator’s role in today’s public problem-solving environment. American Journal of Evaluation, 30(3), 296–309.

Block, P. (2000). Flawless consulting: A guide to getting your expertise used. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Brazil, K. (1999). A framework for developing evaluation capacity in health care settings. International Journal of Health Care Assurance, 10, vi–xi.

Chelimsky, E. (1994). Making evaluation units effective. In J. S. Wholey, H. P. Hatry, & K. E. Newcomer (Eds.), Handbook of  practical program evaluation (pp. 493–509). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Chelimsky, E. (2001). What evaluation could do to support foundations: A framework with nine component parts. American Journal of  Evaluation, 22(1), 13–28.

Christie, C. A. (2008). Interview with Eric Barela. American Journal of Evaluation, 29(4), 534–546.

Clifford, D. L., & Sherman, P. (1983). Internal evaluation: Integrating program evaluation and management. New Directions for Program Evaluation, 20, 23–45.

Conley-Tyler, M. (2005). A fundamental choice: Internal or external evaluation? Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 4(1/2), 3–11.

Dahler-Larsen, P. (2006). Evaluation after disenchantment: Five issues shaping the role of evaluation in society. In I. F. Shaw, J. C. Greene, & M. M. Mark (Eds.), The Sage handbook of evaluation. London, United Kingdom: Sage.

Dozois, E., Langlois, M., & Blancher-Cohen, N. (2010). DE 201: A practitioner’s guide to developmental evaluation. Montreal, Canada: The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation.

Duffy, B. P. (1994). Use and abuse of internal evaluation. New Directions for Program Evaluation, 64, 25–32.

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

Fleischer, M. (1983). The evaluator as program consultant. Evaluation and Program Planning, 6, 69–76.

Greene, J. C. (2000, November). Reconsidering roles. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Honolulu, HI.

Hopson, R. K. (2001). Global and local conversations on culture, diversity, and social justice in evaluation: Issues to consider in a 9/11 era. American Journal of Evaluation, 22, 375–380.

Schwandt (Eds.), Exploring evaluator role and identity (pp. 37–56). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

House, E., & Howe, K. (1999). Values in evaluation and social research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

House, E. R. (1986). Internal evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation, 7(1), 63–64.

Huberty, C. J. (1982). What/who is an evaluator? In C. J. Huberty & D. A. Payne (Eds.), Contributions of program and project evaluation (pp. 3–11). Athens, GA: Educational Research Laboratory.

Huberty, C. (1988). Another perspective on the role of an internal evaluator. American Journal of Evaluation, 9, 25–32.

Jenlink, P. M. (1994). Using evaluation to understand the learning architecture of an organization. Evaluation and Program Planning, 17, 315–325.

Katz, D., & Kahn, R. (1978). The social psychology of organizations (2nd ed.). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Kennedy, M. M. (1983). The role of the in-house evaluator. Evaluation Review, 7, 519–541.

King, J. A., & Stevahn, L. (2002). Three frameworks for considering evaluator role. In K. E. Ryan & T. A. Schwandt (Eds.), Exploring evaluator role and identity (pp. 1–16). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

King, J. A., & Volkov, B. (2005). A framework for building evaluation capacity based on the experiences of three organizations. CURA Reporter, 35(3), 10–16.

Lambur, M. T. (2008). Organizational structures that support internal program evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, 120, 41–54.

Leviton, L. C. (2001). Presidential address: Building evaluation’s collective capacity. American Journal of Evaluation, 22(1), 1.

Love, A. J. (1983a). Editor’s notes. New Directions for Program Evaluation, 20, 1–3.

Love, A. J. (1983b). The organizational context and the development of internal evaluation. New Directions for Program Evaluation, 20, 5–22.

Love, A. J. (1991). Internal evaluation: Building organizations from within. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Love, A. J. (2005). Internal evaluation. In S. Mathison (Ed.), Encyclopedia of evaluation (pp. 206–207). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Lyle, C. (2000). Book review of High impact internal evaluation, by Richard C. Sonnichsen. American Journal of Evaluation, 21(2), 285–288.

Mark, M. M. (2002). Toward better understanding of alternative evaluator roles. In K. E. Ryan & T. A. Schwandt (Eds.), Exploring evaluator role and identity (pp. 17–36). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Mathison, S. (1991a). What do we know about internal evaluation? Evaluation and Program Planning, 14, 159–165.

Mathison, S. (1991b). Role conflicts for internal evaluators. Evaluation and Program Planning, 14, 173–179.

Mertens, D. M. (2002). The evaluator’s role in the transformative context. In K. E. Ryan & T. A. Schwandt (Eds.), Exploring evaluator role and identity (pp. 103–118). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Minnett, A. M. (1999). Internal evaluation in a self-reflective organization: One nonprofit agency’s model. Evaluation and Program Planning, 22(3), 353–362.

Morabito, S. M. (2002). Evaluator roles and strategies for expanding evaluation process influence. American Journal of Evaluation, 23, 321–330.

Newman, D. L., & Brown, R. D. (1996). Applied ethics for program evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Owen, J. M., & Lambert, C. L. (1998). Evaluation and the information needs of organizational leaders. American Journal of  Evaluation, 19, 355–365.

Patton, M. Q. (2008). Utilization-focused evaluation (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Perrin, Burt (2001). Commentary: Making yourself—and evaluation—useful. American Journal of Evaluation, 22(2), 252–259.

Preskill, H. (1994). Evaluation’s role in enhancing organizational learning: A model for practice. Evaluation and Program Planning, 17(3), 291–297.

Preskill, H., & Torres, R. T. (1999). Building capacity for organizational learning through evaluative inquiry. Evaluation, 5, 42–60.

Rallis, S., & Rossman, G. (2000). Dialogue for learning: Evaluator as critical friend. New Directions for Evaluation, 86, 81–92.

Rennekamp, R. A., & Engle, M. (2008). A case study in organizational change: Evaluation in cooperative extension. New Directions for Evaluation, 120, 15–26.

Russ-Eft, D., & Preskill, H. (2001). Evaluation in organizations: A systematic approach to enhancing learning, performance, and change. Cambridge, MA: Perseus.

Ryan, K. E., & Schwandt, T. A. (Eds.). (2002). Exploring evaluator role and identity. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Sanders, J. R. (2002). Presidential address: On mainstreaming evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation, 23(3), 253–259.

Scriven, M. (1991). Evaluation thesaurus. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Scriven, M. (2001). Evaluation: Future tense. American Journal of Evaluation, 22(3), 301–307.

Scriven, M. (2007). Activist evaluation. Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation, 4(7), i–ii.

Segerholm, C. (2002). Evaluating as responsibility, conscience, and conviction. In K. E. Ryan & T. A. Schwandt (Eds.), Exploring evaluator role and identity (pp. 87–102). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Sonnichsen, R. C. (1988). Advocacy evaluation: A model for internal evaluation offices. Evaluation and Program Planning, 11, 141–148.

Sonnichsen, R. C. (2000). High impact internal evaluation: A practitioner’s guide to evaluating and consulting inside organizations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Stake, R. E. (2004). Standards-based and responsive evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Tarsilla, M. (2010). Being blind in a world of multiple perspectives: The evaluator’s dilemma between the hope of becoming a team player and the fear of becoming a critical friend with no friends. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 6(13), 200–205.

Taylor-Powell, E., & Boyd, H. H. (2008). Evaluation capacity building in complex organizations. New Directions for Evaluation, 120, 55–69.

Themessl-Huber, M., Harrow, A., & Laske, S. (2005). Evaluator roles. In S. Mathison (Ed.), Encyclopedia of evaluation (pp. 147–149). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Torres, R. T. (1991). Improving the quality of internal evaluation: The evaluator as consultant–mediator. Evaluation and Program Planning, 14, 189–198.

Volkov, B. (2008). A bumpy journey to evaluation capacity: A case study of evaluation capacity building in a private foundation. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 23(3), 175–197.

Volkov, B., & King, J. A. (2007). A checklist for building organizational evaluation capacity. The Evaluation Center: Western Michigan University. Retrieved from http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/checklists/ecb.pdf

Wholey, J. S. (1983). Evaluation and effective public management. Boston: Little, Brown.

Williams, D., & Hawkes, M. (2003). Issues and practices related to mainstreaming evaluation: Where do we flow from here? New Directions for Evaluation, 99, 63–85.

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