Shadish, William R.

(b. 1949, Brooklyn, New York). Ph.D., M.S. Clinical Psychology, Purdue University; B.A. Sociology, Santa Clara University.

Shadish is Professor and a Founding Faculty Member at the University of California, Merced. He was Dunavant University Professor of Psychology at the University of Memphis, where he became part of the faculty in 1981. He was also Director of the Research Design and Statistics Program in the Department of Psychology and Director, Center for Applied Psychological Research, from 1990 to 1997.

He is known for his work on program evaluation theory, especially in Foundations of Program Evaluation (coauthored with Tom Cook and Laura Leviton), as well as other works. Foundations was the first comprehensive effort at articulating a theory of program evaluation theory. In it, the authors suggest that evaluation ...

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