RCE Evaluation Further Reading

Suggested Reading


Blamey, A. & Mackenzie, M. (2007). Theories of change and realistic evaluation: peas in a pod or apples and oranges? Evaluation, 13 (4), 439-455.

Coghlan, A., Preskill, H. & Tzavaras, T. (2003). An overview of appreciative inquiry in evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, No.100, Winter 2003.

Connell, J. P., Kubisch, A. C., Schorr, L. B. & Weiss, C. H. (1995). New approaches to evaluating community initiatives, Vol. 1: Concepts, methods and contexts. Washington, DC: Aspen Institute.

Cooperrider, D.L., Whitney, D. & Stavros, J.M. (2008). Appreciative inquiry handbook (2nd ed.) Brunswick, OH: Crown Custom Publishing. Gamble, J. A. (2008). A developmental evaluation primer. Canada: The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

Mader, C. (2013). Sustainability process assessment on transformative potentials: The Graz model for integrative development. Journal of Cleaner Production, 49, 54-63. Pawson, R. & Tilley, N. (1997). Realistic evaluation. London: Sage.

Marilyn Mehlmann et. al. (2013). Learning For Change Handbook (can be found as an iBook at https://itunes.apple.com/se/book/learningfor-change/id611746319?mt=11)

O’Donoghue, R.B. (2016). Evaluation and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): Navigating a Shifting Landscape in Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs). In Rieckmann (2016). ESD Research in Higher Education Handbook. Routledge Handbooks.

Pawson, R. & Tilley, N. (1997). Realistic Evaluation. London: Sage.

Preskill, H. & Catsambas, T. (2006). Reframing evaluation through appreciative enquiry. New York: Sage. Rivers, N. (2014). Summary report on methodology used to construct value-creation stories. Project Report. Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University.

Summary report on methodology used to construct value-creation stories. Project report. Environmental Learning Research Centre. Rhodes

Souza (de), D. (2013). Elaborating the Context Mechanism-Outcome configuration (CMOc) in realist evaluation: A critical realist perspective. Evaluation 2013 19: 141.

Wenger, E., Trayner, B. & de Laat, M. (2011). Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks: A conceptual framework. Rapport 18, Ruud de Moor Centrum, Open University of the Netherlands.

Concept Paper: A start-up tool for the collaborative monitoring and evaluation of ESD in RCEs can be found here. It explains the goals of evaluation, the approach, how to prepare and several examples of evaluation.