Journals about evaluation or research methods  

African Evaluation Journal   "The African Evaluation Journal will publish high quality peer-reviewed articles of merit on any subject related to evaluation, and provide targeted information of professional interest to members of AfrEA and its national associations and evaluators across the globe." 

Behavior Research Methods   Some articles might be of interest, for example, Reliability in content analysis: The case of semantic feature norms classification, December 2016.  The journal has a link, on the right, of all open access articles.

Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation  goes to the actual site  From the Canadian Evaluation Society. From the Journal "The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation seeks to promote the theory and practice of program evaluation. To this end CJPE publishes full-length articles on all aspects of the theory and practice of evaluation and shorter Evaluation Practice Notes which share practical knowledge, experiences and lessons learned. A third section of the journal, Addressing Challenges in Evaluation Practice, presents real-life cases written by evaluation practitioners."

Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods    "provides perspectives on topics relevant to research in the field of business and management."

Evidence Based Nursing   has a bunch of papers about "research made simple". You can go to their site and search. Some examples include "What is a case study" and "Ethnography: challenges and opportunities",  

International Journal of Qualitative Methods    "The International Journal of Qualitative Methods is the peer-reviewed interdisciplinary open access journal of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) at the University of Alberta, Canada."

International Journal of Social Research Methodology   A -few- of the articles are available to read free online, like: Are there differences in responses to social identity questions in face-to-face versus telephone interviews? Results of an experiment on a longitudinal survey. May 2016.

Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences (JMM)   "is an online scholarly publication focusing on methodology and research design, measurement, and data analysis"

The Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods   "an independent, peer-reviewed, open access journal designed to provide an outlet for the scholarly works of applied nonparametric or parametric statisticians, data analysts, researchers, classical or modern psychometricians, quantitative or qualitative evaluators, and methodologists."

Journal of Official Statistics   many articles about research methods. Articles from 2012 and before are here   .

Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation    articles describing evalaution projects, and evaluation issues, methods, etc.

Journal of Research Practice   "The Journal aims to highlight the dynamics of research practice, as it unfolds in the life of a researcher, in the growth and decline of a field, and in relation to a changing social and institutional environment."

Marketing Bulletin    On line journal about marketing, but many articles are about survey methods or other research methods. All are available for free.  Some articles are, "Theatre Audience on Stage: Three Experiments Analysing the Effects of Survey Design Features on Survey Response in Audience Research", and "An Experiment with Skip Instructions." 

Methods, data, analyses       "publishes research on all questions important to quantitative methods, with a special emphasis on survey methodology."

Pakistan Journal of Statistics   To get to the journals, click on PJS Library. One issue, Vol. 27, October 2011, No. 4, has a bunch of articles about surveys and sampling. Previous issues have various articles of interest.

Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation   some articles about general evaluation and research methodology. For example, "Too reliable to be true? Response bias as a potential source of inflation in paper-and-pencil questionnaire reliability"  Peer, Eyal & Gamliel, Eyal. Volume 16, Number 9, June 2011.

Qualitative Social Research    "A peer-reviewed, free and interdisciplinary online journal for qualitative research."  a journal of research about qualitative methods.  Some of the forums include: "Subjectivity and Reflexivity in Qualitative Research II", and "Text, Archive, Re-Analysis", and others.

Qualitative Sociology Review   Research using qualitative methods, and some about qualitative methods. For example: "Oh yes, I remember it well!" Reflections on Using the Life-Grid in Qualitative Interviews with Couples .

The qualitative report   edited on line journal about qualitative research.  A number of articles about qualitative methods.  

Social Research Update    lots of articles about many different techniques. published quarterly by the Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, England. "Each issue, we will cover one topic in sufficient depth to indicate the main directions of recent developments and provide a bibliography for further reading. If there is room, we shall also list courses, addresses and other useful information."

Surveillance and Society   has a couple of interesting issues. Vol 13, no 1, 2015, is Doing Surveillance Studies.

Survey Methods: Insights from the Field.   "The journal will be orientated towards the daily work of surveying". The journal is edited jointly by the Swiss Foundation for Research in the Social Sciences and GESIS, the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.

Survey Methodology   From StatCan. "To draw on the expertise of internationally recognized professionals, look no further than Survey Methodology — a publication containing the very latest information on the development and application of survey techniques. Published twice yearly, Survey Methodology focuses on the development and evaluation of techniques used in data collection and interpretation."
   Also see their Statistics Canada International Symposium Series - Proceedings   has various papers, such as "Center Sampling: A strategy for surveying difficult to reach populations", and "Data collection, sometimes all it takes is a little persuasion ... in the form of information". The last symposium proceeding is from 2016.

Survey Practice    A journal from American Association of Public Opinion Researchers. This journal is "designed to provide current information on issues in survey research and public opinion. The articles in Survey Practice emphasize useful and practical information designed to enhance survey quality by providing a forum to share advances in practical survey methods, current information on conditions affecting survey research, and interesting features about surveys and people who work in survey research."

Survey Research Methods   actually forwards to   on line peer reviewed journal.  This journal "is the official journal of The European Survey Research Association"   

Survey Statistician   this is a newsletter from the International Association of Survey Statisticians. But some of the items are about survey methods.

Project Euclid   has a whole bunch of free on line statistical journals. Some of their journals are:
Probability surveys  and   sponsored by mathematical associations.

Statistics surveys   "publishes survey articles in theoretical, computational, and applied statistics. The style of articles may range from reviews of recent research to graduate textbook exposition."  From several statistical associations. 

These two journals are sponsored by a couple of organizations, including the International Statistical Institute, which lists the journals here   Other journals include  Electronic Communications in Probability, Electronic Journal of Probability, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Probability Surveys, Statistics Surveys, Statistics Education Research Journal.

Finding free to read journals

Directory of Open Access Journals   links to a bunch of  journals, and you can find statistics journals here

For developing countries, check out the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative   with free or low cost access to journals, for non profit institutions in developing countries. Includes these journals: American Journal of Evaluation, Evaluation and Program Planning, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, and others which may have related information.

Dutch University Libraries   has this list of journals, some of which are related to methods, for example, Applied Psychological Measurement and Behavior Research Methods. Some of the articles are available to read, for free, online. I list some of them above. Click '7400 tijdschriften' to get an excel file listing the journals.

Check out this very interesting SPOOF

Journal of Obnoxious Statistics    The Journal of Obnoxious Statistics (JOBS) is created specially for Lars Lyberg by his friends and colleagues to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Journal of Official Statistics.


Conference proceedings

Papers from the US Census Bureau  Center for Survey Methodology  
and Center for Statistical Research and Methodology  
Examples include, from 2016, "Effectiveness of Messaging to Encourage Response to the American Community Survey"

Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM)    is an interagency committee dedicated to improving the quality of Federal statistics. Has reports from conferences, and links to reports from other agencies.

Australasian Evaluation Society    has some papers from their conferences available.   Not necessarily research, for example, these from 2016: Griffin, Mark - Introduction to Scale Development. and Griffin, Mark - Introduction to Data Management and Information Systems for Evaluation Practitioners. Another one, more sort of research, is: Roberts, David - It ain't necessarily so: The implications of cognitive science for evaluation methodsIr

American Statistical Association, Survey Research Methods Section has proceedings  

Predatory journals

Some info about predatory journals, which, apparently, have fake peer review process, if any, false claims about what they charge authors for publishing, and other false practices. 

American Council on Science and Health has this  How can you spot a predatory journal, from 12/12/2017

Science Chronicle has this  12/19/17

Biomed Central has this article  March 2017

This wikipedia page has some useful links   

Look at the list of publishers who are members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association   

Look at the Think, Check, Submit website  they have a checklist page.

last verified and updated 12/14/2017