Evaluating Social Work Services and Programs / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$31.77
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 10/26/2014
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$113.93
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$86.13
(Save 32%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $32.65
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 74%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (25) from $32.65   
  • New (10) from $77.55   
  • Used (15) from $32.65   

Overview

Evaluating Social Work Services and Programs uses a practical, reader-friendly approach to de-mystify evaluation research, clarifying evaluation's relationship to social work practice and providing the knowledge necessary to conduct it.

Highlights:

  • Well organized with excellent flow from chapter to chapter, Evaluating Social Work Services and Programs does not read like a research methods book. Students will find it interesting and stimulating.
  • Chapters, 2 and 3 describe the history of evaluation and the forces that produced it, as well as traditional methods for evaluating programs and services.
  • Chapters 4 and 5 on single-system research provide the knowledge necessary to design and conduct studies.
  • An Access Code is included in the book for Research Navigator™, which links students to the best research engine on the Internet.

Research Navigator™ for the Helping Professions
Research Navigator™can be your best friend when you're facing a large research project. Especially helpful with the toughest challenge—getting started—Research Navigator™ offers a comprehensive, step-by-step walk-through of the research process, along with access to some of the most respected source databases available. Access to Research Navigator™a $15 value—is FREE when packaged with any new Social Work textbook! If your text did not come packaged with Research Navigator™, look for it in your bookstore or visit http://www.researchnavigator.com today to purchase immediate access.

Don't Miss This Special Value-Pack Option

The Career Center
Do you need help transitioning from being a student to becoming a professional? With The Career Center, you can register to receive eight 30-minute career counseling sessions—a total of four hours of career consultant time! Qualified career specialists will help you establish, or reestablish, yourself in today's competitive global economy. Access to The Career Center—a $25 value—is FREE when packaged with any new Social Work text. You can also purchase access by calling 1-800-435-4164, Sunday through Thursday, 5 pm to 12 am. Visit http://www.ablongman.com/careercenter/ for more information.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205415014
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with “Concluding Thoughts,” “Key Terms,” “Study Questions,” and “References.”

Preface.

1. What Is Evaluation Research?

Defining Evaluation Research.

Research Terminology for Evaluation Research.

Some Additional Clarification.

2. The History of Evaluation Research.

Before Evaluation Research.

Forces for Change.

Evaluation Research Today.

3. Traditional Methods for Monitoring and Improving Social Work Practice.

Methods to Improve the Quality of Individual Services.

Methods to Improve the Quality of Programs.

Traditional Methods in Perspective.

4. An Overview of Single System Research.

The “Basics” of Single System Research.

Measurement Tasks and Issues.

Recording and Graphing Data.

The Sequence of Events.

Lingering Ethical Questions.

Current Status of Single System Research.

5. Single System Designs and Data Analysis.

Research Designs.

Analysis of Single System Data.

Internal Validity and Single System Research.

Reports of Single System Studies.

6. Today's Program Evaluations: Some Common Issues.

Why Are Program Evaluations Sometimes Requested?

Reasons Why Evaluations Are Sometimes Requested: Other Ethical Issues.

Program Components and Their Meanings.

Sources of Knowledge for Program Evaluations.

7. Needs Assessments.

Needs Assessments for Proposed Programs.

Needs Assessments of Existing Programs.

8. Evaluations to Improve Programs.

Completing Unfinished Business.

Program Monitoring.

Formative Evaluations.

Process Evaluations.

9. Outcome Evaluations: An Overview.

General Characteristics of Outcome Evaluations.

Evaluation Foci.

Use of “the Logic Model.”

What Makes a Good Outcome Evaluation?

Ethical Problems and Issues.

Outcome Evaluation Reports.

10. Pre-Experimental Outcome Evaluations.

Research Designs in Outcome Evaluations.

Design Nomenclature.

Getting Needed Answers.

Obstacles to Use of Explanatory Designs.

Characteristics of Pre-Experimental Outcome Evaluations.

11. Explanatory Outcome Evaluations.

Internal Validity and Outcome Evaluations.

Statistical Analysis and Outcome Evaluations.

Quasi-Experimental Designs.

Experimental Designs.

Completing the Picture.

Postscript.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)