Evaluating Practice: Guidelines for the Accountable Professional / Edition 5

Evaluating Practice: Guidelines for the Accountable Professional / Edition 5

by Martin Bloom, Joel Fischer, John G. Orme, Joel Fischer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205466982

ISBN-13: 9780205466986

Pub. Date: 07/15/2005

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Evaluating Practice continues to be the most comprehensive practice evaluation text available. Focusing on single-system designs, Evaluating Practice, 5/e, presents clear guidelines on conceptualizing and measuring problems, using practice-oriented evaluation designs, and understanding and analyzing resulting client data. Ethical guidelines for practice evaluation

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Overview

Evaluating Practice continues to be the most comprehensive practice evaluation text available. Focusing on single-system designs, Evaluating Practice, 5/e, presents clear guidelines on conceptualizing and measuring problems, using practice-oriented evaluation designs, and understanding and analyzing resulting client data. Ethical guidelines for practice evaluation are infused throughout. Evaluating Practice was written for students and practitioners in all of the human services, including social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, and psychiatry.

Evaluating Practice comes with a free CD-ROM featuring numerous programs, including the unique and innovative SINGWIN program for analyzing single-system design data (created by Charles Auerbach, David Schnall, and Heidi Heft Laporte of Yeshiva University); the CASS and CAAP programs for managing cases and scoring scales (created by Walter Hudson); and a NEW set of Microsoft Excel Workbooks and interactive exercises.

Highlights of the Fifth Edition

  • Improved and expanded CD-ROM contains the following items: Microsoft Excel Workbooks that illustrate how to graph and analyze single-system design data, score standardized scales, and understand contextualized, response-guided, single-system design practice; an "Intervention Plan" form that can be used to develop a comprehensive intervention and evaluation plan of action that parallels chapters in the text; and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that correspond to material covered in this new edition.
  • CD-ROM also contains SIGNIFICANT updates to SINGWIN including the incorporation of the latest statistical procedures designed for analyzing single-system designdata.
Text Website: http://www.ablongman.com/bloom
This website offers a variety of resources for students and instructors, including web links, technical assistance for the SINGWIN software package, sample syllabi, and lecture presentations.

What reviewers are saying. . .

"The three strengths of this text are its comprehensiveness and depth, lucid writing and practice relevance. It’s so good that I cannot even suggest any broad improvements. I love this book."
Allen Rubin, University of Texas at Austin

"This is the most accurate, comprehensive text available on single subject evaluation and it is also highly readable and engaging."
Wanda Spaid, Brigham Young University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205466986
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
07/15/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
744
Product dimensions:
7.14(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.44(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IWhat are you getting into?33
1Integrating evaluation and practice35
Pt. IIConceptualizing and measuring targets and objectives/goals57
2Basic principles of conceptualization and measurement59
3Specifying problems and goals91
4Developing a measurement and recording plan122
Computer assisted social services (CASS) : a user's guide146
Appendix : installing CASS163
5Behavioral observation169
6Individualized rating scales201
7Standardized scales218
8Logs267
9Reactivity and nonreactive measures286
10Selecting a measure302
Pt. IIIEvaluation designs315
11Basic principles of single-system designs317
12Baselining355
13From the case study to the basic single-system design : A-B371
14The experimental single-system designs : A-B-A, A-B-A-B, B-A-B391
15Multiple designs for single systems420
16Changing intensity designs and successive intervention designs451
17Designs for comparing interventions477
18Selecting a design492
Pt. IVAnalyzing your results511
19Basic principles of analysis513
20Visual analysis of single-system design data539
21Descriptive statistics554
22Tests of statistical significance for single-system designs576
23Computer analysis of single-system design data596
24Selecting a procedure for analyzing data635
Pt. VThe challenge of single-system designs641
25Not for practitioners alone643

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