Evaluation Practice: Thinking and Action Principles for Social Work Practice / Edition 1

Evaluation Practice: Thinking and Action Principles for Social Work Practice / Edition 1

by Elizabeth DePoy, Stephen French Gilson
     
 

This text presents both the quantitative and qualitative methods and focuses on teaching students how to skillfully apply the full range of research designs, methods and strategies to evaluation of social work in all domains of social work practice. The book provides a framework for the integration of systematic inquiry with practice that can be used by all social

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This text presents both the quantitative and qualitative methods and focuses on teaching students how to skillfully apply the full range of research designs, methods and strategies to evaluation of social work in all domains of social work practice. The book provides a framework for the integration of systematic inquiry with practice that can be used by all social workers. The authors have created a model called, "evaluation practice" that provides the evidence-based structure within which diverse social work theories and skills can be organized, examined and verified.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534543914
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/09/2002
Series:
Methods / Practice of Social Work: Generalist Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: BEGINNINGS. 1. Introduction to Evaluation Practice. 2. The Conceptual Framework of Evaluation Practice. 3. Roles and Responsibilities of Social Workers in Evaluation Practice. Section 2: THINKING PROCESSES OF EVALUATION PRACTICE. 4. Identifying Social Work Problems and Issues. 5. Obtaining and Organizing Information. 6. Ascertaining Need. 7. Examining Need with Previously Supported Approaches—Designing Experimental-Type Inquiry. 8. Obtaining Information in Experimental-type Needs Assessment. 9. Ascertaining Need in Unexamined Contexts—Designing Qualitative Inquiry. 10. Goals and Objectives. Section 3: REFLECTIVE INTERVENTION. 11. Intervention Selection and Reflexive Intervention. 12. Thinking Processes of Reflexive Intervention. 13. Action Processes of Reflexive Intervention. Section 4: ASSESSING OUTCOMES. 14. Thinking Processes in Outcomes Assessment. 15. Action Processes Of Outcomes Research—Looking At Group Outcome. 16. Outcome Assessment Using Idiographic Designs—Investigating Outcome through Naturalistic, Mixed Method and Case Study Design. Section 5: CONCLUSION. 17. Sharing Evaluation Practice Knowledge. 18. Conclusions. Evaluation Practice Glossary. References. Appendix A: Data Analysis Refresher. Index.

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