Summary: Social work practice is founded upon the linkage between the objectives and goals of clients, programs, and agencies, and the evaluation process is critical for making sure those links are strong. Building on its earlier editions with seven new chapters and complete revisions of the others, as well as a strong online companion website prescence, this text is more relevant and user-friendly than ever. It provides a straightforward introduction to program evaluation couched within theq
uantitative and qualitative traditions - the two approaches most commonly used to generate relevant social work knowledge. The result gives students a sound conceptual understanding of how the ideas of evaluation can be used in the delivery of day-to-day services they will be offering your clients,as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate accountability.
Summary: Social work practice is founded upon the linkage between the objectives and goals of clients, programs, and agencies, and the evaluation process is critical for making sure those links are strong. Building on its earlier editions with seven new chapters and complete revisions of the others, as well as a strong online companion website prescence, this text is more relevant and user-friendly than ever. It provides a straightforward introduction to program evaluation couched within thequantitative and qualitative traditions - the two approaches most commonly used to generate relevant social work knowledge. The result gives students a sound conceptual understanding of how the ideas of evaluation can be used in the delivery of day-to-day services they will be offering your clients,as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate accountability. ...show less
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Part I: Preparing for an Evaluation. 1. Becoming an Accountable Practitioner 2. Approaches to Accountability 3. Designing Client-Centered Programs 4. Getting Prepared for an Evaluation
Part II: Doing an Evaluation. 5. Doing a Needs Assessment 6. Doing a Process Evaluation 7. Doing an Outcome Evaluation 8. Doing an Efficiency Evaluation
Part III: Gathering Data and Making Decisions. 9. Measuring Practice and Program Objectives 10. Data Sources, Sampling, and Data Collection Methods 11. Developing a Data Information System 12. Using Graphics to Report Evaluation Results 13. Analyzing Qualitative Data 14. Making Decisions with Data
Part IV: Knowing the Contexts of Evaluations. 15. Evaluation Politics, Ethics, and Standards 16. Culturally Appropriate Evaluations 17. Writing Grant Proposals Appendix: Common Principles and Ethical Evaluation Practices as used byInstitutional Review Boards.
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