If you want to read about programme evaluation, we recommend the following book which is prescribed for our postgraduate students and which we use as a basis for our short courses:

  • Rossi, P. H., Lipsey, M. W., & Freeman, H. E. (2004). Evaluation: A systematic approach (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Should you wish to expand your knowledge, here are some more books, in alphabetical order:

  • Alkin, M.C. (Ed.). (2004). Evaluation roots. Tracing theorists’ views and influences. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Chen, H. (2005). Practical program evaluation. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Davidson, J. (2005). Evaluation methodology basics. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Mark, M., Henry, G. , & Julnes, G. (2000). Evaluation: An integrated framework. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Owen, J. (1999). Program evaluation. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Patton, M.Q. (1997). Utilization-focused evaluation : The new century text. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Preskill, H., & Torres, R. ( 1998). Evaluation inquiry for learning in organizations. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Torres, R.T., Preskill, H., & Piontek , M.E. (2005). Evaluation strategies for communicating and reporting : Enhancing learning in organizations. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Stufflebeam, D.L., Madaus, G.F., & Kellaghan, T. (2000). Evaluation models. Viewpoints on educational and human services evaluation. Dordrect: Kluwer.
  • Worthen, B.R., Sanders, J.R., & Fitzpatrick, J.L. (1997). Program evaluation. New York: Longman.
  • Weiss, C. 1997. Evaluation. New York: Prentice Hall.

[South African bookshops usually do not have these in stock. We recommend that you order your evaluation books from internet vendors such as Takealot and Amazon].