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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195392487
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard M. Grinnell, Jr is a Professor of Social Work and holds the Clair & Clarice Platt Jones/Helen Frays Endowed Chair of Social Work Research at Western Michigan University.

Peter A. Gabor is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Calgary.

Yvonne A. Unrau is a Professor of Social Work at Western Michigan University.

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Table of Contents

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

Chapter 5: Doing a Needs Assessment
Chapter 6: Doing a Process Evaluation
Chapter 7: Doing an Outcome Evaluation
Chapter 8: Doing an Efficiency Evaluation

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

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

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