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

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PROGRAM EVALUATION
FOR SOCIAL WORKERS
FOUNDATIONS OF EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS 7th edition

Richard M. Grinnell, Jr
Western Michigan University

Peter A. Gabor
University of Calgary

Yvonne A. Unrau
Western Michigan University

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents in Brief v
  • Contents in Detail vii
  • Preface xv
  • Part I- Preparing for Evaluations 3
  • Chapter Outline 4
  • Chapter 1 - Toward Accountability 5
  • Chapter Outline 28
  • Chapter 2 - Approaches and Types of Evaluations 29
  • Chapter Outline 50
  • Chapter 3 - The Process 51
  • Chapter Outline 80
  • Chapter 4 - Standards 81
  • Chapter Outline 94
  • Chapter 5 - Ethics 95
  • Chapter Outline 122
  • Chapter 6 - Cultural Competence 123
  • Part II - Designing Programs 139
  • Chapter Outline 140
  • Chapter 7 - The Program 141
  • Chapter Outline 164
  • Chapter 8 - Theory of Change and Program Logic Models 165
  • Part III - Implementing Evaluations 189
  • Chapter Outline 190
  • Chapter 9 - Preparing for an Evaluation 191
  • Chapter Outline 208
  • Chapter 10 - Needs Assessments 209
  • Chapter Outline 234
  • Chapter 11 - Process Evaluations 235
  • Chapter Outline 258
  • Chapter 12 - Outcome Evaluations 259
  • Chapter Outline 278
  • Chapter 13 - Efficiency Evaluations 279
  • Part IV - Making Decisions with Data 297
  • Chapter Outline 298
  • Chapter 14 - Data Information Systems 299
  • Chapter Outline 318
  • Chapter 15 - Making Decisions 319
  • Part V - Evaluation Toolkit 345
  • Tool A - Hiring an External Evaluator 347
  • Tool B - Working with an External Evaluator 349
  • Tool C - Reducing Evaluation Anxiety 353
  • Tool D - Managing Evaluation Challenges 357
  • Tool E - Using Common Evaluation Designs 371
  • Tool F - Budgeting for Evaluations 391
  • Tool G - Using Evaluation Management Strategies 395
  • Tool H - Data Collection and Sampling Procedures 407
  • Tool I - Training and Supervising Data Collectors 431
  • Tool J - Effective Communication and Reporting 441
  • Tool K - Developing an Action Plan 449
  • Tool L - Measuring Variables 451
  • Tool M - Measuring Instruments 467
  • Glossary 479
  • References 507
  • Credits 509
  • Index 511
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