Articles and Book Chapters
Donaldson, S.I. (2008). A practitioner's guide for gathering credible evidence. In S. I. Donaldson, C. A. Christie, & M. M. Mark (Eds.), What counts as credible evidence in applied research and evaluation practice? Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Donaldson, S.I., & Christie, C.A. (2006). Emerging career opportunities in the transdiscipline of evaluation science. In S. I. Donaldson, D.E. Berger, & K. Pezdek (Eds.), Applied psychology: New frontiers and rewarding careers. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Donaldson, S.I., & Lipsey, M.W. (2006). Roles for theory in contemporary evaluation practice: Developing practical knowledge. In I. Shaw, J.C. Greene, & M.M. Mark (Eds.), The Handbook of Evaluation: Policies, Programs, and Practices (pp. 56-75). London: Sage.
Donaldson, S.I., & Christie, C.A. (2005). The 2004 Claremont Debate: Lipsey versus Scriven. Determining causality in program evaluation and applied research: Should experimental evidence be the gold standard? Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation, 3, 60-77.
Donaldson, S.I. (2005). Using program theory-driven evaluation science to crack the Da Vinci Code. New Directions for Evaluation, 106, 65-84.
Donaldson, S.I. (2003). Theory-driven program evaluation in the new millennium. In S. I. Donaldson & M. Scriven (Eds.), Evaluating social programs and problems: Visions for the new millennium (pp. 109-141). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Donaldson, S.I., & Gooler, L. E. (2003). Theory-driven evaluation in action: Lessons from a $20 million statewide work and health initiative. Evaluation and Program Planning, 26, 355-366.
Donaldson, S.I., & Scriven, M. (2003). Diverse visions for evaluation in the new millennium: Should we integrate or embrace diversity? In S. I. Donaldson & M. Scriven (Eds.), Evaluating social programs and problems: Visions for the new millennium (pp. 3-16). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Donaldson, S.I., & Gooler, L.E. (2002). Theory-driven evaluation of the Work and Health Initiative: A focus on Winning New Jobs. American Journal of Evaluation, 23(3) 341-346.
Fitzpatrick, J. (2002). Dialog with Stewart Donaldson about the theory-driven evaluation of the Work and Health Initiative. American Journal of Evaluation, 23(3) 347-365.
Donaldson, S.I., Gooler, L.E., & Scriven, M. (2002). Strategies for managing evaluation anxiety: Toward a psychology of program evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation, 23(3) 261-273.
Donaldson, S.I. (2001). Overcoming our negative reputation: Evaluation becomes known as a helping profession. American Journal of Evaluation, 22, 355-361.
Donaldson, S.I. (2001). Mediator and moderator analysis in program development. In S. Sussman (Ed.), Handbook of program development for health behavior research and practice (pp. 470-496). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Donaldson, S.I., Street, G., Sussman, S., & Tobler, N. (2001). Using meta-analyses to improve the design of interventions. In S. Sussman (Ed.), Handbook of program development for health behavior research and practice (pp. 449-466). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Donaldson, S.I., Graham, J.W., Piccinin, A.M., & Hansen, W.B. (1995). Resistance-skills training and onset of alcohol use: Evidence for beneficial and potentially harmful effects in public schools and in private Catholic schools. Health Psychology, 14, 291-300.
Donaldson, S.I., Graham, J.W., & Hansen, W.B. (1994). Testing the generalizability of intervening mechanism theories: Understanding the effects of school-based substance use prevention interventions. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 17, 195-216.
Graham, J.W., & Donaldson, S.I. (1993). Evaluating interventions with differential attrition: The importance of nonresponse mechanisms and use of follow-up data. Journal of Applied Psychology, 78, 119-128.
What Works Clearinghouses:
U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences What Works Clearinghouse: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/
The Campbell Collaboration: http://www.campbellcollaboration.org/
The Cochrane Collaboration: http://www.cochrane.org/
National Guideline Clearinghouse: http://www.guideline.gov/
The Community Guide - What Works to Promote Health: http://www.thecommunityguide.org/index.html
Statements and Reports related to Credible Evidence Debates:
U. S. Department of Education Scientifically Based Evaluation Methods:
American Evaluation Association Response to U. S. Department of Education
Notice of proposed priority, Federal Register RIN 1890-ZA00, November 4, 2003
"Scientifically Based Evaluation Methods"
Click here: http://www.eval.org/doestatement.htm
EES Statement: The importance of a methodologically diverse approach to impact evaluation - specifically with respect to development aid and development interventions. http://www.europeanevaluation.org/news?newsId=1969406
Impact Evaluations and Development: NONIE Guidance on Impact Evaluation
Program Evaluation: A Variety of Rigorous Methods Can Help Identify Effective Interventions - U.S. Government Accountability Office 10-30 November 23, 2009
Increasing Government Effectiveness through Rigorous Evidence About “What Works”: The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy http://coalition4evidence.org/wordpress/
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