Evaluation and Social Work Practice

Evaluation and Social Work Practice

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by Ian Graham Ronald Shaw
     
 

Evaluation and Social Work Practice offers a comprehensive treatment of the central issues confronting evaluation in social work that links theory and method to practical applications.

Evaluation is an integral part of social work and social care provision, for both practice and service delivery. Evaluation can improve effectiveness and increase

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Evaluation and Social Work Practice offers a comprehensive treatment of the central issues confronting evaluation in social work that links theory and method to practical applications.

Evaluation is an integral part of social work and social care provision, for both practice and service delivery. Evaluation can improve effectiveness and increase accountability and help develop new models of practice and service delivery. The authors argue that evaluation should not just be applied to practice but should be a direct dimension of practice.

Appealing to the student, researcher and practitioner, Evaluation and Social Work Practice will become the standard reference source on evalua

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761957928
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/06/1999
Series:
Social Work Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
1Introduction1
2Evidence for Practice14
3A Perspective on Empirical Practice41
4Qualitative Practice Evaluation63
5Evaluation and Empowerment81
6Collaborative Evaluation with Service Users101
7Feminist Evaluation118
8Histories in Social Work133
9Work in Progress148
10Interviewing and Evaluating164
11Qualitative Clinical Research and Evaluation182
12Single-System Evaluation198
13Behavioural and Cognitive Interventions219
Index235

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