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This text aids both students and practitioners in articulating the elements of program evaluation, deepening their understanding of the contextual issues that surround and shape an evaluation. Authors Stephen A. Kapp and Gary R. Anderson offer readers details on the application of useful and accepted evaluation methods. It also shows readers how to make sound decisions in balancing techniques and strategies with the realities of the agency environment.Key Features Ethical considerations related to collecting data from service consumers and working with agency personnel Strategies for accommodating cultural and ethnic differences when collecting program evaluation data Techniques for engaging agency personnel and key constituents in the entire evaluation processAccompanied by robust ancillariesThis text is accompanied by a robust companion site at www.sagepub.com/kappstudyThe password-protected Instructor's Site features: Sample Syllabi PowerPoint Slides Test BankThe open-access Student Study Site offers: Quizzes Journal Articles Web Resources and ActivitiesThis text is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level program evaluation courses within social work programs
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Purpose of This Book|
|Making the Case for Program Evaluation|
|Steps in Program Evaluation|
|Ethics and Program Evaluation: Applying a Code of Ethics to Field-Based Research|
|Ethical Challenges for Evaluators in an Agency Setting: Making Good Choices|
|Agencies and Academics: The Social and Political Context of Program Evaluation|
|Cultural Competency and Program Evaluation|
|Program Definition: Using Program Logic Models to Develop a Common Vision|
|Program Description: Evaluation Designs Using Available Information|
|Evaluation Design: Options for Supporting the Use of Information|
|Evaluation Design: Group Designs and Methods|
|Evaluation Design: Qualitative Designs and Applications|
|Dissemination: Spreading the News|
|About the Authors|
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