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

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Now in its sixth edition, this popular student-friendly introduction to program evaluation provides social workers with a sound conceptual understanding of how to use basic evaluation techniques in the evaluation of their cases (case-level) and programs (program-level). Eminently approachable, straightforward, and practical, this edition includes the fundamental tools that are needed in order for social workers to fully appreciate and understand how case- and program-level evaluations will help them to increase their effectiveness as contemporary data-driven practitioners.

Author Biography

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

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

Yvonne A. Unrau is Professor within the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University.

Table of Contents

Preface for Students
Preface for Instructors

Part I: Preparing for Evaluations

1. Towards Accountability
2. The Evaluation Process
3. The Program
4. Ethics
5. Cultural Competence

Part II: Doing Evaluations

6. Needs Assessments
7. Process Evaluations
8. Outcome Evaluations
9. Efficiency Evaluations

Part III: Evaluation Toolkit

10. Evaluation Designs
11. Measurement
12. Measuring Instruments
13. Data Sources, Sampling, and Data Collection

Part IV: Making Decisions with Data

14. Data Information Systems
15. Making Decisions


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