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Evaluability Assessment

Evaluability assessment is one of my areas of interest, so I’m including references to my work here. I’m excited about the current practice and potential of evaluability assessment and would love to hear about your evaluability assessment experiences, questions, and ideas.

Book on evaluability assessment:

Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2014). Evaluability assessment: Improving evaluation quality and use. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Summary of evaluability assessment on aea365:

Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2014, August). PD Presenters Week: Mike Trevisan and Tamara Walser on evaluability assessment. Retrieved from aea365.org

Some reviews and citations of the book:

Sellick, S. (2015). Book review [Review of the book Evaluability assessment: Improving evaluation quality and use, by M. S. Trevisan and T. M. Walser]. The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 30(2), 228-230.

UNICEF. (2015, September). Evaluability assessment resources. EVAL news, 62, New York: Author.

Davies, R., & Payne, L. (2015). Evaluability assessments: Reflections on a review of the literature. Evaluation, 21(2), 216-231.

Davies, R. (2015). Evaluability Assessment. BetterEvaluation. Retrieved from http://betterevaluation.org/themes/evaluability_assessment

Peersman, G., Guijt, I., & Pasanen, T. (2015, August). Evaluability assessment for impact evaluation: Guidance, checklists and decision support. A Methods Lab Publication, London: Overseas Development Institute.

Workshops and presentations:

Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2017, August). Evaluability assessment and program complexity. Workshop presented at the Claremont Evaluation Center Professional Development Workshops, Claremont, CA.

Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2017, April). Evaluability assessment and program complexity. Workshop presented at the Canadian Evaluation Society annual conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2016, November). Evaluability assessment for UNFPA programs: Power and potential. Three-day invited workshop at the United Nations Population Fund, New York, NY.

Walser, T. M., & Trevisan, M. S. (2016, October). Using evaluability assessment to address program complexity. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Atlanta, GA.

Trevisan, M. S, & Walser, T. M. (2015, September). Evaluability assessment for counselors. Working group presentation at the International Association for Counselling annual conference, Verona, Italy.

Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2014, October). Evaluability assessment: What, why, and how. Professional development workshop presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Denver, CO.

Walser, T. M. (2014, October). The utility of evaluability assessment in higher education. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Denver, CO.

Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2014, October). Evaluability assessment for engineering educators. Professional development workshop presented at the Frontiers in Engineering Education annual conference, Madrid, Spain.

Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2014, August). Evaluability assessment: Why, when and how. Workshop presented at the Claremont Evaluation Center’s Professional Development Workshop Series in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.

Walser, T. M., & Trevisan, M. S. (2014, June). Evaluability assessment thesis and dissertation studies: Implications for the teaching of evaluation. Paper presented at the Canadian Evaluation Society annual conference, Ottawa, Canada.

Walser, T. M. (2013, October). Evaluability assessment of a professional development system partnership: A study of process use. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Washington, DC.

Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2013, August). Evaluability assessment: Why, when and how. Workshop presented at the Claremont Evaluation Center’s Professional Development Workshop Series in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.

Journal Publications:

Walser, T. M., & Trevisan, M. S. (2016). Evaluability assessment thesis and dissertation studies in graduate professional degree programs: Review and recommendations. American Journal of Evaluation, 37(1), 118-138.

Walser, T. M. (2015). Evaluability assessment in higher education: Supporting continuous improvement, accountability, and a culture of assessment. Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, 5(1), 58-77.

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