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Consulting Start-up and Management:
A Guide for Evaluators and Applied Researchers

by Gail V. Barrington (Sage, 2012)

A must-read for all consultants who are considering going out on their own or for those who want to fine-tune their current business practice.

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The Evaluation Consultant’s Life Cycle: Theory, Practice, and Implications for Learning

  • Barrington, G. V. “The Evaluation Consultant’s Life Cycle: Theory, Practice, and Implications for Learning.” (2006.) Independent Evaluation Consulting. New Directions for Evaluation. Number 111, Fall 2006. pp.29-40.

Independent Evaluation Consulting. New Directions for Evaluation. Number 111, Fall 2006.

  • Barrington, G. V. & Smart, D. H. (eds.). (2006.) Independent Evaluation Consulting. New Directions for Evaluation. Number 111, Fall 2006.

Entries on Consultants, External Evaluation, & Independent Evaluation—Encyclopedia of Evaluation.

  • Barrington, G. V. (2005.) Entries on “Consultants,” “External Evaluation,” & “Independent Evaluation.” Encyclopedia of Evaluation. Mathison, S. (ed.) Sage Publications. Thousand Oaks, California.

The Lay of the Land: Evaluation Practice in Canada Today

  • Gauthier, B., Barrington, G., Bozzo, S., Chaytor, K. Cullen, J., Lahey, R., Malatest, R., Mason, G., Mayne, J., Myers, A., Porteous, N.L., Roy, S. (2004.) “The Lay of the Land: Evaluation Practice in Canada Today”. The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 143-178.

When Management Changes: Advice for a Young Evaluator

  • Barrington, G. (1999.) “When Management Changes: Advice for a Young Evaluator.” Ethical Challenges, Commentary. American Journal of Evaluation, 20(2).

Empowerment Goes Large Scale: The Canada Prenatal Nutrition Experience

  • Barrington, G. (1999.) “Empowerment Goes Large Scale: The Canada Prenatal Nutrition Experience”. The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. Special Issue. 1999, pp. 179-192.

Planning and Conducting Needs Assessments: A practical guide by Belle Ruth Witkin & James W. Altschuld--Book Review

  • Barrington, G. (1998.) “Planning and Conducting Needs Assessments: A practical guide by Belle Ruth Witkin & James W. Altschuld.” Book Review, The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. Vol 13, No. 1. 1998

Evaluation Skills Nobody Taught Me

  • Barrington, G. (1992.) “Evaluation Skills Nobody Taught Me”. Independent Consulting for Evaluators. Vaux, A., Stockdale, M. S., Schwerin, M. J. (eds.) Sage Publications, Inc., Newbury Park, California, 1992, pp. 69–84.

Designing and Evaluating Training Strategies: Emerging Models

  • Barrington, G. (1990.) “Designing and Evaluating Training Strategies: Emerging Models”. Evaluation Forum, Issue #7, June 1990, pp. 70–73.

The Delphi as a Naturalistic Evaluation Tool

  • Barrington, G. (1986.) “The Delphi as a Naturalistic Evaluation Tool.” Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall 1986, pages 81-88.

Do Community College Presidents and Government Officials Share the Same Perspective?

  • Barrington, G. (1982.) “Do Community College Presidents and Government Officials Share the Same Perspective?” The Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Vol. XII-1, 1982.

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