• Research on Evaluation

    • Scholarly Contributions

      Acree, J.G., Chouinard, J.A., and Pitts, R.T. (May, 2018). Where is evaluation use in culturally responsive approaches: an exploration of the empirical literature. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Evaluation Society, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

      Pitts, R.T. and Chouinard, J.A. (2018, March). Experiential learning: How novice evaluators apply their studies in fieldwork. Paper presented at the Working Conference to Chart the Future of Evaluation Education and Training, Minneapolis, MN.

      Kauffmann, M., and Pitts, R.T. (2018, March). Essential competencies and pedagogical practices for graduate evaluation training. Paper to be presented the Working Conference to Chart the Future of Evaluation Education and Training, Minneapolis, MN.

      Chouinard, J.A., Boyce, A.S., Hicks, J., Jones, J., Long, J., Pitts, R.T. and Stockdale, M. (2017). Navigating theory and practice through evaluation fieldwork: Experiences of novice evaluation practitioners. American Journal of Evaluation, 38(4), 493-506. http://10.1177/1098214016667582

      Pitts, R.T., Cavanaugh, S.A., and Sunnassee, E. (2017). Credible and actionable evidence: The foundations for rigorous and influential evaluations, by S. I. Donaldson, C. A. Christie, and M. M. Mark. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 32(2). http://10.3138/cjpe.32.2.293

      Pitts, R.T. & Naumenko, O. (2016). The 2014 standards for educational and psychological testing: What teachers Initially need to know. University of North Carolina School of Education Working Papers Journal, 2:1(2016).

      Chouinard, J.A., Boyce, A.S., Adetogun, A., Yumsek, M., Zemaitis, J., Pitts, R.T., Avent, C., Cavanaugh, S.A., and Sunnassee, E. (2016, October). Designing a culturally responsive approach to evaluation: Using a case study to explore the experiences of novice evaluators. Panel presentation at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA.

      Pitts, R.T. (2016, October). Evaluating Theories of Change: Toward a Systematic Approach. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA.

      Pitts, R.T. (2016, October). Evaluating assessment scores for use and consequence. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA.

      Pitts, R.T., & Hicks, J. (2016, July). A comparative study of SEM software: LISREL and lavaan. Poster presented at the meeting of the Psychometric Society, Asheville, NC.

      Stockdale, M., & Pitts, R.T. (2016, June). Utilizing developmental evaluation methods to implement multi-year assessment. Paper presented at the meeting of the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium, Asheville, NC.


    Dissertations as Research on Evaluation

    While evaluation projects cannot typically fit within the scope and purpose of the RMS dissertation, evaluation students are encouraged to consider undertaking research on evaluation for their dissertation study.

     

    Topics for RMS dissertations involving evaluation: 

     Assessing evaluation capacity building within organizations

     Factors influencing methodological decisionmaking in evaluation

     Evaluation strategies for international development organizations

     

This portfolio last updated: 03-Aug-2019 9:42 AM