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EVALUATION PUBLICATIONS

PDF file Documenting Outcomes in Tobacco Control Programs (155 pages, 957 KB)
While the topic of this manual is tobacco control, there are example logic models, evaluation plans, instruments (questionnaires, logs, interviews, observation protocols) and case examples that include example data recording forms, analysis strategies and reporting examples. Expand the table of contents outline and view all the pieces..

Building capacity in evaluating outcomes: A teaching and facilitating resource for community organizations (BCEO Resource)

Titles available from UWEX Publications:

Practical, easy-to-use guides designed to help Extension faculty better plan and implement credible and useful evaluations. They also may be useful to agencies or funders who are seeking assistance with realistic evaluation strategies. Publications can be viewed or printed from the links below or from the UWEX Publications "Program Development and Evaluation" page. Information on ordering print copies can be obtained from the UWEX Publications "How to order" page.

Program Evaluation in a Complex Organizational System: Lessons from Cooperative Extension:

The Winter 2008 issue of New Directions for Evaluation features evaluation in the national Cooperative Extension system.  Titled, “Program Evaluation in a Complex Organizational System: Lessons from Cooperative Extension”, it includes 7 articles written by Extension evaluation specialists covering topics such as the evolution of evaluation in Extension; evaluating multilevel programs; structures that support evaluation; evaluation capacity building; methodological rigor; and the value of evaluation in Cooperative Extension.  A final review chapter is written by Michael Quinn Patton.  Available at http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-155510.html

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