Evaluation Resources

Web Sites

The American Evaluation Association
The American Association for Public Opinion Research
The CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation


Logic Models for Public Health Planning: University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Recommended Books and Readings

Suchman joined the Pitt Public Health faculty in 1963. His seminal work on evaluation, Evaluation Research, published in 1967, is just as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.

Dean Fixsen and company’s model for implementation is available as a free pdf. “This monograph summarizes findings from the review of the research literature on implementation and proposes frameworks for understanding effective implementation processes.”

W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Logic Model Development Guide is another helpful resource available as a free pdf.

More suggested reading (alphabetical by author):

Fowler, F.J., Jr. (2013). Survey research methods (5th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.

Groves, R.M., Fowler, F.J., Jr., Couper, M.P., et al. (2009). Survey methodology (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.

Newcomer, K.E., Hatry, H.P., & Wholey, J.S. (2015) Handbook of practical program evaluation (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.

Ovretveit, J. (2014). Evaluating improvement and implementation for health. Maidenhead, Berkshire, England: Open University Press.

Quinn Patton, M. (2008). Utilization-focused evaluation (4th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.

Rossi, P.H., Lipsey, M.W., & Freeman, H.E. (2003). Evaluation: A systematic approach (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Shadish, W.R., Cook, T.D., & Campbell, D.T. (2001). Experimental and quasi-experimental designs for generalized causal inference (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage.