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.
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