Hopefully, the technical difficulties with images is no longer a problem and I will be able to post the answers to the history quiz and the post I had hoped to post last week. So, as promised, here are the answers to the quiz I posted the week of July 5. The keyed responses are in BOLD
1. Michael Quinn Patton, author of Utilization-Focused Evaluation and the new book, Developmental Evaluation and the classic Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods .
2. Michael Scriven is best known for his concept of formative and summative evaluation. He has also advocated that evaluation is a transdiscipline. He is the author of the Evaluation Thesaurus .
3. Hallie Preskill is the co-author (with Darlene Russ-Eft) of Evaluation Capacity Building.
4. Robert E. Stake has advanced work in case study and is the author of the book Multiple Case Study and The Art of Case Study Research.
5. David M. Fetterman is best known for his advocacy of empowerment evaluation and the book of that name, Foundations of Empowerment Evaluation .
6. Daniel Stufflebeam developed the CIPP (context input process product) model which is discussed in the book Evaluation Models .
7. James W. Altschuldt is the go-to person for needs assessment. He is the editor of the Needs Assessment Kit (or everything you wanted to know about needs assessment and didn’t know where to find the answer). He is also the co-author with Bell Ruth Witkin of two needs assessment books, and .
8. Jennifer C. Greene, the current President of the American Evaluation Association, and the author of a book on mixed methods .
9. Ernest R. House is a leader in the work of evaluation policy and is the author of an evaluation novel, Regression to the Mean .
10. Lee J. Cronbach is a pioneer in education evaluation and the reform of that practice. He co-authored with several associates the book, Toward Reform of Program Evaluation .
11. Ellen Taylor-Powell, the former Evaluation Specialist at University of Wisconsin Extension Service and is credited with developing the logic model later adopted by the USDA for use by the Extension Service. To go to the UWEX site, click on the words “logic model”.
12. Yvonna Lincoln, with her husband Egon Guba (see below) co-authored the book Naturalistic Inquiry . She is the currently co-editor (with Norman K. Denzin) of the Handbook of Qualitative Research .
13. Egon Guba, with his wife Yvonna Lincoln, is the co-author of 4th Generation Evaluation.
14. Blaine Worthen has championed certification for evaluators. He wit h Jody L. Fitzpatrick and James
R. Sanders have co-authored Program Evaluation: Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines.
15. Thomas A. Schwandt, a philosopher at heart who started as an auditor, has written extensively on evaluation ethics. He is also the co-author (with Edward S. Halpern) of Linking Auditing and Metaevaluation.
16. Peter H. Rossi, co-author with Howard E. Freeman and Mark E. Lipsey, wrote Evaluation: A Systematic Approach , and is a pioneer in evaluation research.
17. W. James Popham, a leader in educational evaluation, and authored the volume, Educational Evaluation
18. Jason Millman was a pioneer of teacher evaluation and author of Handbook of Teacher Evaluation
19. William R. Shadish co-edited (with Laura C. Leviton and Thomas Cook) of Foundations of Program Evaluation: Theories of Practice . His work in theories of evaluation practice earned him the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for Evaluation Theory, from the American Evaluation Association in 1994.
20. Laura C. Leviton (co-editor with Will Shadish and Tom Cook–see above) of Foundations of Program Evaluation: Theories of Practice has pioneered work in participatory evaluation.
Although I’ve only list 20 leaders, movers and shakers, in the evaluation field, there are others who also deserve mention: John Owen, Deb Rog, Mark Lipsey, Mel Mark, Jonathan Morell, Midge Smith, Lois-Ellin Datta, Patricia Rogers, Sue Funnell, Jean King, Laurie Stevahn, John, McLaughlin, Michale Morris, Nick Smith, Don Dillman, Karen Kirkhart, among others.
If you want to meet the movers and shakers, I suggest you attend the American Evaluation Association annual meeting. In 2011, it will be held in Anaheim CA, November 2 – 5; professional development sessions are being offered October 31, November 1 and 2, and also November 6. More conference information can be found here.