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Evaluating Social Work Services and Programs / Edition 1
     

Evaluating Social Work Services and Programs / Edition 1

by Robert W. Weinbach
 

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ISBN-10: 0205415016

ISBN-13: 2900205415013

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: Pearson

Weinbach (University of South Carolina) uses a practical, reader- friendly approach to de-mystify evaluation research and clarify the relationship between evaluation and social work practice. He outlines the history of evaluation, describes traditional methods for evaluating programs and services, and discusses single-system research and outcome evaluations. Key terms

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Weinbach (University of South Carolina) uses a practical, reader- friendly approach to de-mystify evaluation research and clarify the relationship between evaluation and social work practice. He outlines the history of evaluation, describes traditional methods for evaluating programs and services, and discusses single-system research and outcome evaluations. Key terms and study questions are included. The book can be used as a primary text in a one-semester graduate or senior undergraduate course, and as a supplement in a two- semester course on research methods and statistics. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900205415013
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Chapter 1What Is Evaluation Research?1
Chapter 2The History of Evaluation Research19
Chapter 3Traditional Methods for Monitoring and Improving Social Work Practice35
Chapter 4An Overview of Single-System Research53
Chapter 5Single-System Designs and Data Analysis76
Chapter 6Today's Program Evaluations: Some Common Issues104
Chapter 7Needs Assessments130
Chapter 8Evaluations to Improve Programs149
Chapter 9Outcome Evaluations: An Overview172
Chapter 10Preexplanatory Outcome Evaluations196
Chapter 11Explanatory Outcome Evaluations222
Postscript247
Index249

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