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Program Evaluation: An Introduction / Edition 2

Program Evaluation: An Introduction / Edition 2

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Intended for graduate students in social work and counseling, this textbook introduces methods for evaluating services and programs using scientifically credible research tools, and analyzing studies conducted by others and published in disciplinary journals and books. The four authors from three different universities describe formative evaluation, single system research designs, client satisfaction, group research designs, cost-effectiveness, measurement tools, and data analysis. The fourth edition adds new examples and illustrations. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830414154
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Series: Nelson-Hall Series in Social Work
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 15.88(w) x 15.88(h) x 23.50(d)

About the Author

David Royse is a professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. He earned his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1980. He has written several books, including two for Cengage Learning: RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK, Sixth Edition, and PROGRAM EVALUATION: AN INTRODUCTION TO AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH, Sixth Edition.

Bruce A. Thyer, Ph.D., is Dean and Professor, School of Social Work, Florida State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1982. Recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Faculty Scholar Award, Dr. Thyer has published extensively on social work practice, research, and evaluation.

Deborah K. Padgett, Ph.D., MPH, is a professor at the New York University School of Social Work. She received her doctorate in urban anthropology in 1979 and completed post-doctoral programs in mental health services research at Columbia University School of Public Health (1985-86) and Duke University Department of Psychiatry (1994-95). Dr. Padgett's research interests include breast cancer screening and follow-up care for medically underserved women and qualitative studies of the 'process' of care for psychiatrically disabled homeless adults.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Ethical Issues in Program Evaluation. 3. Needs Assessment. 4. Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Evaluation. 5. Formative and Process Evaluation. 6. Single System Research Designs. 7. Client Satisfaction. 8. Sampling. 9. Group Research Designs. 10. Cost-Effectiveness and Cost Analysis Designs. 11. Measurement Tools and Strategies. 12. Illustrations of Instruments. 13. Pragmatic Issues. 14. Data Analysis. 15. Writing Evaluation Proposals, Reports, and Journal Articles.

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