SRM Evaluation Group

SRM Eval Group: Research Publications

Members of the SRM Evaluation Group are interested in evaluation practice, theory, research on, and teaching of evaluation. We have contributed to the program evaluation literature and knowledge base in different publication venues. Below are several examples of members’ domestic and international contributions.

Evaluation Practice

  • Alkin, M., Christie, C., & Rose, M. (2006). Communicating Evaluation. In I. Shaw, J. Greene, & M. Mark (Eds.), Handbook of Evaluation. London, Sage Publications.
  • Alkin, M., Christie, C. (Eds.). (2005). Theorists’ Models in Action. New Directions for Evaluation. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Vol. 106.
  • Alkin, M., Christie, C. (2005). The Reality of Unreal Situations: Caveats and Insights. In M. Alkin & C. Christie (Eds.), Theorists’ Models in Action. New Directions for Evaluation. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Vol. 106.
  • Taut, S. (2005). Experiences with Self-Evaluation in the United Nations Evaluation Group. Paris: UNESCO, Internal Oversight Service, Evaluation Unit.
  • Christie, C. & Alkin, M. (2004). Objectives Based Evaluation. In S. Mathison (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Azzam, T. & Riggio, R. (2003). Community Based Civic Leadership Programs: A Descriptive Investigation. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 10(1), 55-68.
  • Beywl, W. & Taut, S. (2000). Standards: Aktuelle Strategie zur Qualitatsentwicklung in der Evaluation [Standards: A Strategy for Improving Quality in Evaluation]. Vierteljahreshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 3/2000, 446-461.
  • Taut, S. (2000). The Cross-Cultural Transferability of the Program Evaluation Standards. The Program Evaluation Standards in International Settings. The Evaluation Center Occassional Papers Series, No. 17. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
  • Christie, C. & Alkin, M. (1999). Further Reflections on Evaluation Misutilization. Studies in Educational Evaluation 25, 1-10.
  • Alkin, M., Hofstetter, C., & Ai, X. (1998). Stakeholder Concepts in Evaluation. Advances in Educational Productivity. 7, 87-113.

 

Evaluation Theory

  • Alkin, M. & Christie, C. (2008), An Evaluation Theory Tree Revisited. In M. Alkin (Ed.), Evaluation Roots. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Alkin, M., Christie, C. (2005). Unraveling Theorists’ Evaluation Reality. In M. Alkin & C. Christie (Eds.), Theorists’ Models in Action. New Directions for Evaluation. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Vol. 106.
  • Christie, C., & Azzam, T. (2005). What Theorists Say They Do. In M. Alkin & C. Christie (Eds.), Theorists’ Models in Action. New Directions for Evaluation. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Vol. 106.
  • Alkin, M. & Christie, C. (2004). An Evaluation Theory Tree. In M. Alkin (Ed.), Evaluation Roots. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Pg. 381-392.
  • Christie, C. & Alkin, M. (2003). The User-Oriented Evaluator’s Role in Formulating A Program Theory: Using a Theory-Driven Approach. American Journal of Evaluation, 24(2), 373-385.
  • Hofstetter, C. & Alkin, M. (2003). Evaluation Use Revisited. In T. Kellaghan & D. Stufflebeam (Eds.), International Handbook of Educational Evaluation. Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Press.
  • Alkin, M. & Taut, S. (2002). Unbundling Evaluation Use. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 29, 1-12.

 

Research on Evaluation

  • Azzam, T. (2010). Evaluator Stakeholder Responsiveness. American Journal of Evaluation, 31(1), 45
  • Taut, S. & Alkin, M. (In Press). The Role of Stakeholders in Educational Evaluation. In B. McGraw, P. Peterson, & E. Baker (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
  • Christie, C. & Azzam, T. (2004). What’s All the Talk About? Examining the Content of an Evaluation Listserv. American Journal of Evaluation, 25(2), 219-235.
  • Taut, S. & Alkin, M. (2003). Program Staff Perceptions of Barriers to Evaluation Implementation. American Journal of Evaluation, 24(2), 213-226.
  • Taut, S. & Brauns, D. (2003). Resistance to Evaluation: A Psychological Perspective. Evaluation 9(3), 247-269.

 

Teaching Evaluation

  • Alkin, M. & Christie, C. (2002). The Use of Role-Play in Teaching Evaluation Theory and Practice. American Journal of Evaluation, 23(2), 209-218.
  • Lee, J., Wallace, T. L., & Alkin, M. (2007). Using problem-based learning to train evaluators. American Journal of Evaluation, 28, 536-545.