ISBN-10:
1305101960
ISBN-13:
9781305101968
Pub. Date:
01/09/2015
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Program Evaluation: An Introduction to an Evidence-Based Approach / Edition 6

Program Evaluation: An Introduction to an Evidence-Based Approach / Edition 6

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Overview

PROGRAM EVALUATION, 6th Edition helps readers learn how to evaluate services and programs that they will encounter in their professional practice. In the process of learning evaluation techniques and skills, readers will become proficient at critically analyzing evaluation studies conducted by others. The authors present and simplify all the essentials needed for a critical appreciation of evaluation issues and methodology. The book's clear writing style and clear presentation of concepts, as well as the its hands-on and applied focus, will guide readers on how to gather evidence and demonstrate that their interventions and programs are effective in improving clients' lives. This edition's up-to-date coverage includes a greater number of references to current literature, emphasizing that consulting the literature is an important step in recognizing, developing, and evaluating evidence-based practice or research-informed practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781305101968
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/09/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 585,965
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(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

Preface. 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. 11. Measurement Tools and Strategies. 12. Illustrations of Instruments. 13. Pragmatic Issues. 14. Writing Evaluation Proposals, Reports, and Journal Articles. Index.

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