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Evaluating Practice: Guidelines for the Accountable Professional - With CD

Evaluating Practice: Guidelines for the Accountable Professional - With CD - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205612017

Cover of Evaluating Practice: Guidelines for the Accountable Professional - With CD 6TH 09 (ISBN 978-0205612017)
ISBN13: 978-0205612017
ISBN10: 0205612016
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 09
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No
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Evaluating Practice: Guidelines for the Accountable Professional - With CD - 6TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205612017

Martin J. Bloom

ISBN13: 978-0205612017
ISBN10: 0205612016
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 09
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Evaluating Practice Sixth Edition continues to be the most comprehensive practice evaluation text available. Focusing on single-system designs,Evaluating Practice,6/epresents clear guidelines on conceptualizing and measuring problems, developing practice-oriented evaluation designs, understanding and analyzing data, and ethical guidelines for practice evaluation. It is specifically written for students and practitioners in all the human services, including social work, psychology, counseling, nursing and psychiatry. Unsurpassed among human service evaluation texts for bringing clarity to evaluation procedures,Evaluating Practicecomes with a free CD-ROM featuring numerous programs, including the innovative SINGWIN program for analyzing data (created by Charles Auerbach, David Schnall, and Heidi Heft Laporte of Lehman College of the City University of New York, the CASS and CAAP programs (created by Walter Hudson) for managing cases and scoring scales and Microsoftcopy; Excel workbooks and interactive exercises.

Table of Contents

Preface Prologue
Part I What Are You Getting Into?

1 Integrating Evaluation and Practice Introduction to Single-System Designs What Are Single-System Designs? Evidence-Based Practice Single-System Designs and Classical Research: The Knowledge-Building Context Single-System Evaluation, Qualitative Research, and Quantitative Research Advantages of Using Single-System Designs in Practice A Walk through the Evaluation Process Summary


Part II Conceptualizing and Measuring Targets and Objectives/Goals

2 Basic Principles of Conceptualization and Measurement Introduction What Is Conceptualization? What Is Measurement? Definition as a First Step in Measurement Can Everything Be Measured? Key Characteristics of All Measures Summary

3 Specifying Problems and Goals Introduction: From General Problems to Specific Targets of Intervention Specifying Client Concerns: Identifying and Clarifying Problems and Potentials Specifying Goals and Objectives Using Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) to Establish Goals Setting Goals in Groups Problems and Issues in Setting Goals Summary

4 Developing a Measurement and Recording Plan Introduction Steps in Developing a Recording Plan Charting: Putting Your Information on Graphs Problem-Oriented Records (POR) Use of Computers in Evaluation and Practice Summary Computer Assisted Social Services (CASS): A Userr's Guide Appendix: Installing CASS

5 Behavioral Observation Introduction General Guidelines for Behavioral Observation

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