Online books and handbooks

Online handbooks and texts

HyperStat Statistics Textbook
Sponsor: Rice Virtual Lab
Scope: Comprehensive, interactive, novice-advanced level statistics textbook
Audience: Program managers
Format: Webpages
Link: http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/
Evaluation of Humanitarian Action: Pilot Guide (2013)
Sponsor: ALNAP, London
Scope: The Evaluating Humanitarian Action Guide supports evaluation specialists and non-specialists in every stage of an evaluation of humanitarian action, from initial decision to final dissemination. Audience: Evaluation managers and evaluators in the humanitarian sectors.
Audience: Evaluation managers and evaluators in the humanitarian sectors
Format: PDF file
Note: Authors: Margie Buchanan-Smith and John Cosgrave
Link: http://www.alnap.org/pool/files/eha-pilot-alnap-2013-v1.pdf
Evaluation Cookbook (1998)
Sponsor: Learning Technology Dissemination Initiative, Heriot Watt University
Scope: Methodologies for evaluating uses of technology
Audience: Primarily educators using technology in their classrooms
Format: Webpages
Link: http://www.icbl.hw.ac.uk/ltdi/cookbook/contents.html
Evaluating the Impact of Development Projects on Poverty: A Handbook for (2000)
Sponsor: The World Bank
Scope: Overview of impact evaluation including planning and methods with case studies
Audience: Project Managers and Policy Analysts working with development projects
Format: Adobe pdf document
Link: http://www.worldbank.org/poverty/library/impact.pdf
Evaluating Collaborative
Sponsor: University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension
Scope: These easy-to-use guides are designed to help Extension faculty better plan and implement credible and useful evaluations.
Audience: Extension faculty or funders who are seeking assistance with realistic evaluation strategies.
Format: Available both as webpages and Adobe pdf document
Link: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/pdande/evaluation/evaldocs.html
Electronic Statistics Textbook (2001)
Sponsor: StatSoft
Scope: Comprehensive introductory Statistics text.
Audience: Adult learners of statistics
Format: Webpages
Link: http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/stathome.html
Educator's Guide to Evaluating the Use of Technology in Schools and Classrooms
Sponsor: American Institutes for Research for US Dept of Education
Scope: Evaluating technology use in Elementary and Secondary schools.
Audience: Anyone conducting technology evaluation in schools
Format: Available both as webpages and Adobe pdf document
Link: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/EdTechGuide/
Community Toolbox
Sponsor: University of Kansas
Scope: This Toolbox provides over 6,000 pages of practical skill-building information on over 250 different topics.
Audience: Anyone seeking training in specific skills for community work.
Format: Webpages
Link: http://ctb.ku.edu/
An Evaluation Primer on Health Risk Communication Programs and Outcomes
Sponsor: US Department of Health and Human Services Environmental Health Policy Committee
Scope: Focuses on planning for and executing evaluations of health risk communication programs and materials.
Audience: Risk communication practitioners and decision-makers in Public Health Service and non-Public Health Service agencies
Format: Webpages
Link: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HEC/evalprmr.html
Action Research Resources (1998)
Sponsor: Bob Dick
Scope: Focus on qualitative methodologies (including action research) and provides an alternative venue for exploring atlist-1, which is a companion action research list.
Audience:
Format: Webpages
Link: http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/gcm/ar/arhome.html
2014 Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD Operations evaluated in 2013
Sponsor: The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD
Scope: The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) is pleased to present its twelfth Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD Operations (ARRI). The report draws on a database of 224 project evaluations completed by IOE since 2002.
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Note: The Independent Office of Evaluation has released the published version, Profile and a video of its twelfth Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD Operations (ARRI), following discussions of the document in the December 2014 Executive Board. The Profile is a two-page brochure, which summarizes the results and findings from the ARRI. All the documents are available on the evaluation section of IFAD’s website (http://www.ifad.org/evaluation/index.htm). Should you wish to receive printed copies of these documentation, kindly send your request to: [email protected]
Link: http://www.ifad.org/evaluation/arri/2014/arri2014_full.pdf
2013 Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD Operations
Sponsor: The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD
Scope: The Independent Office of Evaluation has released the published version and the Profile of its eleventh Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD Operations (ARRI), following discussions of the document in the December 2013 Executive Board. The Profile is a two-page brochure, which summarizes the results and findings from the ARRI.
Audience:
Format: Webpages linking with PDF documents
Link: http://www.ifad.org/evaluation/arri/2013/arri.pdf
Results Oriented Monitoring and Evaluation
Sponsor: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Scope: Comprehensive guide to Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Programs
Audience: UNDP Program Managers
Format: Webpages
Link: http://www.undp.org/eo/documents/mae-toc.htm
Framework for Program Evaluation
Sponsor: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
Scope: Steps to Evaluation and Standards for Effective Evaluation in Public Health
Audience: Public Health Professionals
Format: Webpages
Link: http://www.cdc.gov/eval/framework.htm
Evaluation Manual: Methodology and Processes
Sponsor: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Office of Evaluation
Scope: Contains the core principles and methodology for undertaking evaluations, including project, thematic, country program and corporate-level evaluations
Audience: International Evaluators focusing on Agriculture
Format: Adobe pdf document
Link: http://www.ifad.org/evaluation/process_methodology/doc/manual.pdf