Program Evaluation: An Introduction to an Evidence-Based Approach

Author: David Royse,Bruce A. Thyer,Deborah K. Padgett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480651

Category: Education

Page: 432

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Praised by instructors and students alike, PROGRAM EVALUATION, 6th Edition helps your students evaluate services and programs that they will encounter in their professional practice. In the process of learning evaluation techniques and skills, students 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 text's clear writing style and clear presentation of concepts, as well as its hands-on and applied focus, guide students 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Program Evaluation: An Introduction

Author: David Royse,Bruce Thyer,Deborah Padgett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495601667

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Praised by instructors and students alike, PROGRAM EVALUATION: AN INTRODUCTION helps your students evaluate services and programs that they will encounter in their professional practice. In the process of learning evaluation techniques and skills, students 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 authors clear writing style and clear presentation of concepts, as well as the text’s hands-on and applied focus, will guide students on how to gather evidence and demonstrate that their interventions and programs are effective in improving clients lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Program Evaluation

An Introduction

Author: N.A

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780830415366

Category: Psychology

Page: 401

View: 7939

Praised by instructors and students alike, PROGRAM EVALUATION: AN INTRODUCTION helps your students evaluate services and programs using scientifically credible research tools. In the process of learning these evaluation techniques and skills, they will also 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. From this text, students will learn how to gather evidence and demonstrate that their interventions and programs are effective in improving clients' lives. This text is known for its student-friendly writing style and clear presentation of concepts, as well as its hands-on and applied focus.
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Program Evaluation

An Introduction

Author: David Daniel Royse,Bruce A. Thyer

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780830414154

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

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Research Methods in Social Work

Author: David Royse

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780840032270

Category: Social Science

Page: 387

View: 6581

Don't get lost in research methods -- succeed in the class with RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK. This how-to book includes simplified, step-by-step instructions using real-world data and scenarios. Plus, it comes with updated tools that show you how to create a research project and write a thesis proposal. Every chapter comes with self-assessment sections so you can see how you're doing and prepare effectively for the test.
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Gutes besser tun

Wie wir mit effektivem Altruismus die Welt verändern können

Author: William MacAskill

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713391

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 6529

Soll ich einen Flüchtling bei mir beherbergen? Ist es sinnvoll, nach Naturkatastrophen zu spenden? Übernehme ich besser die Patenschaft für ein Kind aus Äthiopien oder für ein Kind aus Deutschland? Helfe ich den Betroffenen, oder beruhige ich nur mein Gewissen? William MacAskill hat mit dem Konzept des effektiven Altruismus eine Antwort gefunden. Er nennt die Kriterien für sinnvolles und nachhaltiges Helfen. Oft sind es scheinbar kleine Handlungen, die Großes bewirken: Eine einfache Wurmkur verbessert die Lebensqualität afrikanischer Kinder mehr als eine teure Wasserpumpe fürs ganze Dorf. MacAskill zeigt, warum gut gemeint und gut gemacht zwei verschiedene Dinge sind und wie wir Veränderungen am besten erreichen können. Sein Buch ist eine konkrete Handreichung für alle, die Gutes noch besser tun wollen.
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Der Palast der blütenweißen Stinktiere

Roman

Author: Reinaldo Arenas

Publisher: Edition diá

ISBN: 386034529X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Eine Kleinstadt in Kuba, 1957, kurz vor der Revolution. Der junge Fortunato will sich den Rebellen anschließen, wird, als er sich eine Waffe besorgen will, gefasst, gefoltert, auf der Flucht erschossen, aufgehängt. Zuvor hatte er im Laden des Großvaters Einwickelpapier gestohlen, um darauf einen Roman zu schreiben: die Geschichte seiner Familie. Das kann kein ruhiger Bericht werden, die Verhältnisse sind nicht danach. In qualvoller Enge drängen sich drei Generationen in einer kleinen Hütte im Dunstkreis einer Guavenfabrik. Alle wollten sie einmal ausbrechen, alle wurden sie zurückgeschleudert ins immer gleiche, ausweglose Elend. Fortunato schreibt das alles auf, den Hass und die Verbitterung, aber auch die Träume - alles, was jeden Einzelnen bewegt. Er kriecht in seine Figuren hinein, verwandelt sich ihnen an, wie ein Besessener folgt er jeder Bewegung, leidet, lebt, stirbt mit seinen Figuren, um wenigstens schreibend der Alternative zu entrinnen, die in Wahrheit keine ist: Wahnsinn oder Tod. Ein Chaos der Leidenschaften tut sich auf, der Leser wird hineingerissen in wechselnde Perspektiven - ein atemloser Bericht aus dem Untergrund sozialer Revolutionen. Den wild gemachten Fantasien der Unterdrückten gibt Arenas Ausdruck, weil er ihnen nicht die Zügel einer realistischen Erzählweise anlegt. Von Reinaldo Arenas außerdem in der Edition diá: Engelsberg. Roman Aus dem kubanischen Spanisch von Klaus Laabs ISBN 9-783-86034-528-3 Reise nach Havanna. Roman in drei Reisen Aus dem kubanischen Spanisch von Klaus Laabs ISBN 9-783-86034-519-1 Rosa. Roman in zwei Erzählungen Aus dem kubanischen Spanisch von Klaus Laabs ISBN 9-783-86034-520-7 Wahnwitzige Welt. Ein Abenteuerroman Aus dem kubanischen Spanisch von Monika López ISBN 9-783-86034-530-6
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Program Development in the 21st Century

An Evidence-Based Approach to Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

Author: Nancy G. Calley

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412974496

Category: Education

Page: 544

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This is is a core text for courses across mental health service disciplines, including counselling, social work, psychology, public health, and nursing. It was developed by the author for her course in counseling services and administration as a response to her frustration for a comprehensive book that takes students through all the necessary components involved in developing a mental health community program (such as reducing teen pregnancy, increasing access for minorities, health promotion and prevention). This book is unique in its coverage of all the main areas required to plan and implement a community program, but it goes a step further by including important information on sustaining the program, budgeting, funding, community resource development, and fully implementing the program. In addition, the author has developed a number of tools that aid the student in developing a community program (usually a required class project) including exercises to help with needs assessment and planning, as well as exercises and quizzes, which will be included in a cd with the book. The book presents the author's 13-step model that guides a student through the entire process of planning and developing a mental health community program.
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Social Work in Mental Health

An Evidence-Based Approach

Author: Bruce A. Thyer,John S. Wodarski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470069912

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

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An essential desk reference for all helping professionals Social Work in Mental Health: An Evidence-Based Approach is a comprehensive and contemporary guide to the delivery of evidence-based care. Covering a wide spectrum of mental health disorders, editors Thyer and Wodarski have brought together noted experts to provide the most current, empirically supported techniques in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders as classified by the DSM-IV-TR. Coverage ranges from disorders seen in early infancy and childhood through the adolescent and adult years. Disorders covered include: * Autism * ADHD * Substance abuse * Schizophrenia * Mood disorders * Anxiety disorders * Eating disorders * Sexual disorders * Personality disorders * Mental Retardation Written and organized in an accessible style, Social Work in Mental Health: An Evidence-Based Approach provides helping professionals with an engaging and easy-to-follow guide to learning how to deliver the most up-to-date mental health care. Examples of evidence-based interventions guide the reader through the process and provide insight into the philosophy as well as the scientific basis underlying each technique and intervention presented. Chapters begin with learning objectives that alert you to the main ideas covered and conclude with provocative study questions that are designed to test your understanding while providing an opportunity for review and reinforcement of the key concepts covered. Ideal for all helping professionals--from those just starting out to the most seasoned clinician--this guide is a vital reference for anyone looking to stay abreast of contemporary techniques in the delivery of mental health services.
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Leading Change

Wie Sie Ihr Unternehmen in acht Schritten erfolgreich verändern

Author: John P. Kotter

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800646153

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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John P. Kotters wegweisendes Werk Leading Change erschien 1996 und zählt heute zu den wichtigsten Managementbüchern überhaupt. Es wurde in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt und millionenfach verkauft. Der Druck auf Unternehmen, sich den permanent wandelnden internen und externen Einflüssen zu stellen, wird weiter zunehmen. Dabei gehört ein offener, aber professionell geführter Umgang mit Change-Prozessen zu den Wesensmerkmalen erfolgreicher Unternehmen im 21. Jahrhundert und zu den größten Herausforderungen in der Arbeit von Führungskräften. Einer der weltweit renommiertesten Experten auf diesem Gebiet hat basierend auf seinen Erfahrungen aus Forschung und Praxis einen visionären Text geschrieben, der zugleich inspirierend und gefüllt ist mit bedeutenden Implikationen für das Change-Management. Leading Change zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie Wandlungsprozesse in Unternehmen konsequent führen. Beginnend mit den Gründen, warum viele Unternehmen an Change-Prozessen scheitern, wird im Anschluss ein Acht-Stufen-Plan entwickelt, der Ihnen hilft, pragmatisch einen erfolgreichen Wandel zu gestalten. Wenn Sie wissen möchten, warum Ihre letzte Change-Initiative scheiterte, dann lesen Sie dieses Buch am besten gleich, sodass Ihr nächstes Projekt von Erfolg gekrönt wird. Ralf Dobelli, getabstract.com Leading Change is simply the best single work I have seen on strategy implementation. William C. Finnie, Editor-in-Chief Strategy & Leadership Leading Change ist ein weltweiter, zeitloser Bestseller. Werner Seidenschwarz, Seidenschwarz & Comp.
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Author: John Hattie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783834011909

Category: Effective teaching

Page: 420

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Agiles Coaching

Praxis-Handbuch für ScrumMaster, Teamleiter und Projektmanager in der agilen Software-Entwicklung

Author: Rachel Davies,Liz Sedley

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 382669046X

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German for reading knowledge

Author: Hubert Jannach,Richard Alan Korb

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781413003703

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 328

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Recognized as THE book for teaching academic reading skills, the fifth edition continues to introduce students in the humanities, arts, and social sciences to a basic knowledge of German that they can use independently to begin to read specialized literature in their respective fields.
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An Introduction to the US Health Care System

Sixth Edition

Author: Steven Jonas, MD,MPH, FACPM,Raymond L. Goldsteen, DrPH,Karen Goldsteen, PhD, MPH

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103154

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Completely expanded and updated to account for the latest changes in the U.S. health care system, this best-selling text remains the most concise and balanced introduction to the domestic health care system. Like its predecessors, it provides an accessible overview of the basic components of the system: healthcare personnel, hospitals and other institutions, the federal government, financing and payment mechanisms, and managed care. Finally, it provides an insightful look at the prospects for health care reform. Steven Jonas, a revered expert in public health, has enlisted his colleagues, Drs. Raymond and Karen Goldsteen, to add their expertise in public health and health policy and management to this outstanding volume. All students of health care administration and policy, as well as practicing healthcare professionals who simply want a relatively brief overview of the system, will find it useful.
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Improving Substance Abuse Treatment

An Introduction to the Evidence-Based Practice Movement

Author: Michele J. Eliason

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452237263

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 1013

This book is an attempt to bridge the gap between research on substance abuse treatment programs and what actually goes on in the field of substance abuse treatment. It is aimed at both the academic and practitioner market (as is Perkinson) and it clearly describes how to determine what evidence based practice is and it addresses some of the challenges that practioners and agency directors might face in implementing EBP. The book is well-written and highly practical. It contains two complete case studies that outline two examples of Evidence based practice which will be particularly useful in the course market.
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Research Methods in Social Work

Author: David Daniel Royse

Publisher: Burnham, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780830415335

Category: Social service

Page: 372

View: 8007

This concise but comprehensive book introduces readers to the basic concepts of the research process; including using questionnaires; collecting, preparing, and analyzing data; program evaluation; and writing research reports.
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Lean Startup

schnell, risikolos und erfolgreich Unternehmen gründen

Author: Eric Ries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868813333

Category: New business enterprises

Page: 272

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Der Weg zum eigenen Unternehmen ist nie ohne Risiko. Und bis die Firma sich auf dem Markt etabliert hat, dauert es. Wer doch scheitert, verliert in der Regel viel Geld. Genau hier setzt das Konzept von Eric Ries an. Lean Startup heißt seine Methode. Sie ist schnell, ressourcenfreundlich und radikal erfolgsorientiert. Anhand von durchgespielten Szenarien kann man von vornherein die Erfolgsaussichten von Ideen, Produkten und Märkten bestimmen. Und auch während der Gründungphase wird der Stand der Dinge ständig überprüft. Machen, messen, lernen - so funktioniert der permanente Evaluationsprozess. Das spart enorm Zeit, Geld und Ressourcen und bietet die Möglichkeit, spontan den Kurs zu korrigieren. Das Lean-Startup-Tool hat sich schon zigtausenfach in der Praxis bewährt und setzt sich auch in Deutschland immer stärker durch.
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Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Practices for Older Adults

A Guide to Implementation

Author: Hongtu Chen, PhD,Jane Fisher, PhD,John McIntyre, MD,Sue E. Levkoff, ScD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826169662

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Improve Service Delivery with New Evidence-Based Guidelines Geared to improve service delivery in the care of older adults, this new and more authoritative approach to practice and management is supported by the latest evidence-based guidelines from the leading experts in the field. For the first time, behavioral health care providers can gain access to a more reliable source for implementing and improving service delivery protocols and practices. This new guide applies evidence-based criteria to the following patient care and management needs to help you: Select an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Assess Feasibility Manage Quality Create a Culturally Grounded Practice Assess and Treat Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders Assess and Treat Dementia and Schizophrenia Review by Service Delivery Process Review within Special Settings Create More Sustainable Services Written primarily for program administrators and clinical supervisors, health care professionals in mental health and geriatric services, and teachers and students in the field of geriatric health care, much of the timely information contained in this book can be used as a reference for evidence-based geriatric behavioral health by people who work with elderly clients with mental health needs.
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Introduction to Public Health E-Book

Author: Mary Louise Fleming,Elizabeth Parker

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578909

Category: Medical

Page: 386

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This text introduces students to the core concepts and principles of public health: the nature and scope of public health; its history; an introduction to health determinants and epidemiology; evidence-based practice in public health and understanding public health data plus more.
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