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Published: 25 January 2019

464 Pages

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190916510

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Program Evaluation for Social Workers

Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs

Eighth edition

Richard M. Grinnell, Peter A. Gabor, and Yvonne A. Unrau

  • Discusses the application of evaluation methods in real-life social service programs rather than in artificial settings
  • Features tables and figures that provide visual representation of the concepts presented
  • Includes boxes that present interesting evaluation examples; provide additional aids to student learning; and offer historical, social, and political contexts of program evaluation

New to this Edition:

  • Increases emphasis on how to: (1) select and implement social work programs; and (2) use program logic models to describe programs, select intervention strategies, develop and measure program objectives, and help develop program evaluation questions
  • Includes a brand-new chapter ("Evidence-Based Programs")
  • Features five significantly revised and expanded tools (from the previous edition's "Evaluation Toolkit") that are now full chapters: "Measuring Program Outcomes," "Using Common Evaluation Designs," "Collecting Data and Selecting a Sample," and "Training and Supervising Data Collectors"

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