Program Evaluation for Social Workers: Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs / Edition 5

Program Evaluation for Social Workers: Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs / Edition 5

by Richard M. Grinnell, Jr., Peter A. Gabor, Yvonne A. Unrau
     
 

This text presents a practical and tested approach of how to do case- and program-level evaluations within social service programs. It provides an unintimidating conceptual understanding of how programs can become more accountable by incorporating uncomplicated evaluation strategies into their day-to-day service delivery activities.

With the above in mind, this

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Overview

This text presents a practical and tested approach of how to do case- and program-level evaluations within social service programs. It provides an unintimidating conceptual understanding of how programs can become more accountable by incorporating uncomplicated evaluation strategies into their day-to-day service delivery activities.

With the above in mind, this edition has been completely updated, revised (some chapters have been totally rewritten), and re-arranged in an effort to present the essential ingredients for programs to become evidence based. The result is a text eminently suited for social work program evaluation courses, administration courses, program planning courses, and program design courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195392487
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: PREPARING FOR AN EVALUATION
Chapter 1: Becoming an Evidence-Based Practitioner
Chapter 2: Working Towards Evidence-Based Programs
Chapter 3: Designing Evidence-Based Programs
Chapter 4: Preparing for an Evaluation

PART II: DOING AN EVALUATION
Chapter 5: Doing a Needs Assessment
Chapter 6: Doing a Process Evaluation
Chapter 7: Doing an Outcome Evaluation
Chapter 8: Doing an Efficiency Evaluation

PART III: GATHERING DATA AND MAKING DECISIONS
Chapter 9: Measuring Objectives
Chapter 10: Collecting Data
Chapter 11: Developing a Data Information System
Chapter 12: Using Graphics to Report Evaluation Data
Chapter 13: Analyzing Qualitative Data
Chapter 14: Making Decisions with Data

PART IV: KNOWING THE CONTEXTS OF EVALUATION
Chapter 15: Managing Politics, Ethics, and Standards
Chapter 16: Becoming a Culturally-Appropriate Evaluator

Appendix A: Constructing Logic Models
Appendix B: Data Collection Evaluation Plan
Appendix C: Data Analysis Evaluation Plan
PART I: PREPARING FOR AN EVALUATION

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