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Richard M. Grinnell, Jr. is Professor and holds the Clair and Clarice Platt Jones/Helen Frays Endowed Chair of Social Work Research at the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University.
Peter A. Gabor is a Professor at the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary.
Yvonne A. Unrau is Professor at the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University.
Table of Contents
Part I: Preparing for Evaluations 1. Introduction 2. Approaches and Types of Evaluations 3. The Process 4. Standards 5. Ethics 6. Cultural Competence
Part II: Designing Programs 7. The Program 8. Theory of Change and Program Logic Models
Part III: Implementing Evaluations 9. Preparing for an Evaluation 10. Needs Assessments 11. Process Evaluations 12. Outcome Evaluations 13. Efficiency Evaluations
Part IV: Making Decisions with Data 14. Data-Information Systems 15. Making Decisions
Part V: Evaluation Toolkit Tool A. Hiring an External Evaluator Tool B. Working with an External Evaluator Tool C. Reducing Evaluation Anxiety Tool D. Meeting Evaluation Challenges Tool E. Using Common Evaluation Designs Tool F. Budgeting for Evaluations Tool G. Using Evaluation Management Strategies Tool H. Data Collection and Sampling Procedures Tool I. Training and Supervising Data Collectors Tool J. Effective Communication and Reporting Tool K. Developing an Action Plan Tool L. Measuring Variables Tool M. Measuring Instruments J. Developing an Action Plan