Donna Mertens

Scholarship and creative activity

2011

Mertens, D. M. & Bledsoe, K. (2011, June). Transformative mixed methods evaluation. Invited presentation at the American Evaluation Association and Centers for Disease Control annual evaluation conference in Atlanta, GA.

Mertens, D. M. & Mager, V. (2010, October). Gender and transformative evaluation. Presented at the Evaluation Conclave, New Delhi, India.

Mertens, D. M. & Solomon, C. (2010, October). Transformative evaluation mixed methods. Presented at The Evaluation Conclave, New Delhi, India.

Mertens, D. M. (2010). Social transformation and evaluation. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 10(2), pp. 3-10.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, December). The evaluator's professional growth path. Presentation at the Washington Evaluator's meeting, Washington, DC.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, November). Transformative lens applied to gender focused evaluation. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, San Antonio, TX.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, October). Context matters in social justice research. Presentation to the Faculty of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, October). Linking Aboriginal health research with social justice goals. Aboriginal Health Education and Research Unit, Geraldton, Australia.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, October). Linking evaluation and social justice. Presented as part of the Australasian Evaluation Society's Professional Development Programme in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth, Australia.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, September). Credibility of research evidence from a transformative stance. Videoconference presentation at the Building Research Capacity Seminar, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, September). Disability research and social transformation. Presentation at the Donald Beasley Research Institute, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, September). Introduction to transformative research [Lecture]. Massey University Graduate School, Palmerston University, New Zealand.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, September). Social transformation and research. Presentation at the NGA̅ PAE O TE MA̅RAMATANGA Seminar at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, September). Transformative research with the disability community. Presentation at Victoria University, Pipitea Campus, Wellington New Zealand.

Mertens, D. M. (2011). Mixed methods as tools for social change. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 1-3.

Mertens, D. M. (2011). Publishing mixed methods research. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 5(1), p. 3-6.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, April). Mixed methods in evaluation: Theories and approaches. Invited presentation at the Evaluation Curriculum group meeting in Hyderabad, India.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, April). Research and social transformation. Research colloquium at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, April). The challenges surrounding creating a research project. Invited presentation at the Association of College & Research Libraries, Philadelphia, PA.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, April). What is the difference between traditional and transformative research? Research colloquium at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, July). UNIFEM/IPEN transformative mixed methods evaluation. Workshop presented in Almaty, Kazakhstan for UN Women.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, June). Current issues in mixed methods research. Plenary presentation at the International Mixed Methods conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, June). Evaluation of poverty reduction programs in Sri Lanka. Invited presentation at the Centre for Poverty Analysis, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, June). Methodological guidance in evaluation for social justice. Invited presentation at the Sri Lanka Evaluation Association's annual meeting, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, June). Mixed methods contribution to social change. Presentation at the International Mixed Methods conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, May). Publishing mixed methods research. Presentation at the Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark South Africa.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, May). The ethics of transformational research. Presentation at the Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark South Africa.

Mertens, D. M., Harris, R., & MacGlaughlin, H. (2010). Bringing a cultural lens to research with disability and Deaf communities. The Community Psychologist, 43(4), pp. 11-13.

Mertens, D. M., Sullivan, M., & Stace, H. (2011). Disability communities: Transformative research and social justice. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.) Handbook of qualitative research, 4th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA.

2012

Mertens, D. M. & Bledsoe, K. (2011, November). Transformative mixed methods in evaluation. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, CA.

Mertens, D. M. & Freshwater, D. (2012, June). Publishing in the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. Presented at the International Mixed Methods Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Mertens, D. M. & Wilson, A. T. (2012). Program evaluation theory and practice: A comprehensive guide. New York, NY: Guilford.

Mertens, D. M. (2011). Integrating pathways: Research and policy making in pursuit of social justice. International Review of Qualitative Research, 4(2),149-170.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, November). Application of the AEA public statement on cultural competence in evaluation: Examples from projects in the Deaf community. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, CA.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, November). Differences in viewpoints with regard to the purpose of an evaluation when stakeholders know the funded program is ending. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, CA.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, October). Linking social justice and program evaluation. Keynote address at the meeting of the Oregon Program Evaluation Network, Portland, OR.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, October). Poverty, human rights and transformative research. Keynote address at the Building Solutions to Poverty: Methods and Metrics for Identifying Success Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Ethics and social justice in ethnocultural qualitative research. In D. K. Nagata, L. P. Kohn-Wood, & L. A. Suzuki (Eds.), Qualitative strategies for ethnocultural research. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Ethics in qualitative research in education and social sciences. In S. D. Lapan, M. T. Quartaroli, & F. J. Riemer (Eds.), Qualitative research: An introduction to methods and designs (pp. 19-40). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Philosophical, theoretical, and methodological stances in program evaluation. Presented at the conference for Teaching Evaluation in South Asia, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Professionalization of evaluation for the challenges in modern societies. Presented at the conference for The Future of Evaluation in Modern Societies, Centrum fur Evaluation, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Program evaluation without a client: The case of the disappearing intended users. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 25(3), 47-57.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Social transformation and evaluation. In M. Alkin (Ed.), Roots (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). When human rights is the starting point for evaluation. In M. Segone (Ed.), Evaluation for equity: Fostering human rights and development results. New York, NY: United Nations.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, August). Evaluation paradigms, theories, and approaches. Presented at the conference for Teaching Evaluation in South Asia, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, August). Mixed methods research in the service of social justice. Plenary address at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, February). Human rights and foreign language research. Presented for Foreign Language Department research seminar, Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, February). Human rights and transformative mixed methods research in education. Presented for the Georgia State University College of Education Research Series, Atlanta, GA.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, January). Feminist perspectives in development evaluation. Presented at the African Evaluation Association conference, Ghana, Africa.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, January). Methodological guidance in evaluation for social justice. Presented at the Webinar on Equity Focused Evaluation.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, January). Rights and responsibilities in development evaluation: A transformative view. Presented at a panel at the meeting of the African Evaluation Association, Ghana, Africa.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, July). Contributions of indigenous researchers to quality in research. Presented at the meeting of the International Sociological Association, Sydney, Australia.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, July). Ethics and designing educational research. Presented at the University College, Cork, Ireland.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, July). Goodness of fit: Framing and designing educational research [Lecture]. Summer school for Education and Social Science Researchers, University College, Cork, Ireland.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, June). Culture and context in mixed methods research. Plenary speech at the the International Mixed Methods Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, June). Mixed methods program evaluation designs. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association and Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, May). Ethics of use for qualitative research as a global endeavor. Presented at the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign/Urbana, IL.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, May). Navigating the terrain of social justice: Multiple voices in mixed methods research. Keynote address at the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign/Urbana, IL.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, September). Transformative research with the disability community. Presented at the Rehabilitation International Arab Region Conference, Doha, Qatar.

Mertens, D. M., Sullivan, M., & Stace, H. (2011). Transformative research in the disability community. In N. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative research (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Mertens, D.M. & Freshwater, Dawn. (2012, June). Training for reviewers of mixed methods research. Presented at the International Mixed Methods Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Munger, K., & Mertens, D. M. (2011). Conducting research with the disability community: A rights based approach. In T. S. Rocco (Ed.), Challenging ableism, understanding disability, including adults with disabilities in workplaces and learning spaces (pp. 23-34). San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

2013

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Program evaluation without a client: The case of the disappearing intended users. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 25(3), 47-57.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Transformative mixed methods: Addressing inequities. American Behavioral Scientist, 56(6), 802-813.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, October). Evaluation 101. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, October). Evaluation theory branches or ocean currents. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, October). Social justice theorists grow stronger every day. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, October). When human rights is the starting point for evaluation. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Mertens, D. M. (2013). Mixed methods. In A. Trainor & E. Graue (Eds.), Reviewing qualitative research in the social sciences (pp. 139-150). New York, NY: Routledge.

Mertens, D. M. (2013). What does a transformative lens bring to credible evidence? New Directions in Evaluation, 138, 27-36.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, April). Transformative paradigm and research in nursing the health professions. Presented at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, August). Addressing human rights challenges in program evaluation. Presented at Encompass, Rockville, MD.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, July). Evaluation questions matched to methods: Step back and reflect. Presented at the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, July). Mixed methods in evaluation: Enhancing effectiveness of corporate investment. Presented in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, March). Mixed methods in evaluation and policy research. Presented at the University of Warsaw, Academy of Evaluation, Warsaw, Poland.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, May). Ethical issues of interviewing members of marginalized communities outside academia. Presented at the meeting of the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, May). Indigenous pathways into social research: An overview. Presented at the meeting of the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, May). Transformative mixed methods as a tool to address complexity associated with inequity. Presented at the meeting of the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Mertens, D. M., & Heather, Z. (2013, April). A transformative framework for culturally responsive evaluations. Presented at the meeting of the Center for Responsive Evaluation and Assessment, Chicago, IL.

Mertens, D. M., & Hesse-Biber, S. (2013). Mixed methods and credibility of evidence in evaluation. New Directions in Evaluation, 138, 5-14.

Mertens, D. M., & Solomon, C. (2013, February). Transformative evaluation. Presented at the meeting of the Evaluation Conclave, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Mertens, D. M., & Stewart, N. (2013). The feminist practice of program evaluation. In S. Hesse-Biber (Ed.), Feminist research practice ( 2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mertens, D. M., Campbell, P., & Jolly, E. (2012, October). Using environmental scans to increase the validity of evaluations with diverse populations. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Mertens, D. M., Cram, F., & Chilisa, B. (Eds.). (2013). Indigenous researchers' journeys. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.