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.

Program Evaluation: An Introduction

Author: David Royse,Bruce Thyer,Deborah Padgett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495601667

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 5645

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.

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

View: 4576

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.

Handbook of Program Evaluation for Social Work and Health Professionals

Author: Michael J. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195158431

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

View: 3313

By integrating both evaluation and research methods and assuming no previous knowledge of research, this book makes an excellent reference for professionals working in social work and health settings who are now being called upon to conduct or supervise program evaluation and may need a refresher on research methods.

An Introduction to Evaluation

Author: Chris Fox,Robert Grimm,Rute Caldeira

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473987040

Category: Reference

Page: 328

View: 5318

Both practical and theoretical in approach, this book is the perfect companion for student researchers and policy makers alike. It provides actionable advice for planning and implementing evaluations, while also instilling an ability to assess the evaluations of others and consider the ways in which evaluation evidence could influence policy and practice. Drawing upon a wide range of examples from policy areas like education, criminal justice, and health and social care, this book showcases how evaluation is an interdisciplinary research practice with a spectrum of applications. Each chapter contains philosophical underpinnings and applied knowledge as well as examples from published evaluations. Specific topics include how to: Choose an approach to evaluation Plan, design, and conduct evaluations Approach evaluations using theories of change Differentiate between process, impact, and economic evaluations Understand the role of quantitative and qualitative methods in data collection Use systematic reviews and other tools to assess and disseminate evaluation findings From getting started in the field to turning evidence into policy, this book will guide you through every step of the evaluation process.

Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement

Author: James C. McDavid,Irene Huse,Laura R. L. Hawthorn,Laura R. L. Ingleson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412978319

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 534

View: 3309

Rev. ed. of: Program evaluation & performance measurement: an introduction to practice. c2006.

An Introduction to Quality Assurance in Health Care

Author: Avedis Donabedian

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199748020

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 8096

Avedis Donabedian's name is synonymous with quality of medical care. He unraveled the mystery behind the concept by defining it in clear operational terms and provided detailed blueprints for both its measurement(known as quality assessment) and its improvement(known as quality assurance). Many before him claimed that quality couldn't be defined in concrete objective terms. He demonstrated that quality is an attribte of a system which he called structure, a set of organized activities whihc he called process, and an outcome which results from both. In this book Donabedian tells the full story of quality assessment and assurance in simple, clear terms. He defines the meaning of quality, explicates its components, and provides clear and systematic guides to its assessment and enhancement. His style is lucid, succinct, systematic and yet personal, almost conversational.

Practical Program Evaluations

Author: Gerald A. Emison

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0872893022

Category: Medical

Page: 121

View: 9199

Program evaluation requires attention to rationality, rigor, and careful methods. Yet precision and accuracy alone do not guarantee that program evaluations will be implemented. What prevents an evaluation from being thrown on a shelf to gather dust? Author Gerald Emison, a practitioner with more than 20 years experience, knows that the consumers of program evaluations operate in a decidedly practical and political arena where decision making is a very human and sometimes messy process. Getting students from ideas to outcomes means that knowing clients&BAD:rsquo; needs and effectively communicating results are just as crucial as an evaluator&BAD:rsquo;s theoretical knowledge and statistical analysis. Emison wants to help students translate their mastery of methodology into useable program evaluations that are implemented and affect actual programs.Short and to-the-point, Practical Program Evaluations hones in on the applied side of program evaluation, with the goal of creating and presenting program evaluations that are used and improve public enterprises. A handy supplement to core texts, Emison offers honest advice, emphasizing practices that focus on the client, content, control and communication of program evaluations.

Practical Program Evaluation

Assessing and Improving Planning, Implementation, and Effectiveness

Author: Huey-tsyh Chen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761902331

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 481

Concentrates on the steps vital to program evaluation, including systematically identifying stakeholder needs, selecting evaluation options best suited to particular needs, and turning decisions into action.

Program Evaluation for Social Workers

Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs

Author: Richard M. Grinnell,Yvonne A. Unrau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190227303

Category: Human services

Page: 512

View: 2253

First published in 1994, this text is designed to be used by graduate-level social work students in courses on evaluation and program design. Over the course of 20 years and 6 editions, the goals of the book have remained the same: to prepare students to participate in evaluative activitieswithin their organizations; to prepare students to become critical producers and consumers of professional evaluative literature; and to prepare students for more advanced evaluation courses and texts. Grinnell, Gabor, and Unrau aim to meet these objectives by presenting a unique approach that isrealistic, practical, applied, and user-friendly. While a majority of textbooks focus on program-level evaluation, some recent books present case-level evaluation methods but rely on inferentially powerful -- but difficult-to-implement -- experimental baseline designs. This text assumes that neitherof these approaches adequately reflects the realities of the field or the needs of students and beginning practitioners. Instead, Program Evaluation for Social Workers offers a blend of the two that demonstrates how they can complement one another. The integration of case-level and program-levelapproaches provides an accessible, adaptable, and realistic framework for students to more easily grasp and implement in the real-world.

The Practice of Health Program Evaluation

Author: David Grembowski

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483376397

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 2536

Reflecting the latest developments in the field, The Practice of Health Program Evaluation, Second Edition provides readers with effective methods for evaluating health programs, policies, and health care systems, offering expert guidance for collaborating with stakeholders involved in the process. Author David Grembowski explores evaluation as a three-act play: Act I shows evaluators how to work with decision makers and other groups to identify the questions they want answered; Act II covers selecting appropriate evaluation designs and methods to answer the questions and reveal insights about the program’s impacts, cost-effectiveness, and implementation; and Act III discusses making use of the findings. Packed with relevant examples and detailed explanations, the book offers a step-by-step approach that fully prepares readers to apply research methods in the practice of health program evaluation.

How to Design a Program Evaluation

Author: Carol T. Fitz-Gibbon,Lynn Lyons Morris

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803931282

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 6575

Education, business and human service settings are included in this revised edition of How to Design a Program Evaluation. Additional examples in these fields makes this volume more relevant to a wider audience in comparison with the first edition. Through the use of diagrams, step-by-step directions, flow charts, and extensive examples, the book shows how a variety of design options can be conceived and implemented. Focusing on quantitative designs, it shows what to do when things go wrong and presents detailed methods for collecting, analyzing, and presenting data for each design.

Evaluation in Social Work

The Art and Science of Practice

Author: Yvonne A. Unrau,Peter A. Gabor,Richard M. Grinnell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195308069

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

View: 2264

This book was written for you-a graduate social work student-as an introduction to program evaluation. We selected and arranged its contents so it can be used in a beginning one-semester social work program evaluation course, a social work administrative course, or a program planning course. It is designed to prepare you to: Participate in evaluative activities within your social service organization, Become a beginning critical producer of the professional evaluative literature, Become a beginning consumer of the professional evaluative literature, Master more advanced evaluation courses and texts.

Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate

Author: Bruce Jansson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495812390

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 845

Now in its sixth edition, BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE POLICY ADVOCATE continues to embrace the policy-practice framework that made it a success while including completely updated coverage of important recent developments in the field. This groundbreaking text goes beyond the traditional foundational approach to policy and helps students develop the skills they need to become advocates for social change. Students are taught the ins and outs of conducting policy-practice so that they will be prepared to implement policy reform during their own careers. Coverage has been updated to include topics such as the recent presidential elections and economic turmoil as well as examples such as post-hurricane New Orleans and homelessness in Los Angeles County. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Program Evaluation

A Step-By-Step Guide (Revised Edition)

Author: Nancy Barrett,Nancy F Barrett Edd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988394896


Page: 62

View: 8889

As a busy professional, you may be asked to reduce programs, cut budgets, or change staffing patterns. How can you make good recommendations? By implementing a comprehensive evaluation! Program Evaluation: A Step-By Step Guide (Revised Edition) will teach you how to design and implement a thorough evaluation. By "demystifying" the evaluation process, you will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to help you make these difficult decisions.


Author: Pamela Nowak

Publisher: Five Star Trade

ISBN: 9781594146374

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

View: 3016

The year is 1876. Arriving in Denver, Sarah Donovan marches into the fight for women's suffrage. Undertaker Daniel Petterman can't hide his distaste, but passions flare when they unexpectedly find themselves on the same side of local politics.

Ten Steps to a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

A Handbook for Development Practitioners

Author: Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821389076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 3484

This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.

Evaluating Practice

Guidelines for the Accountable Professional

Author: Martin Bloom,Joel Fischer,John G. Orme

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205612017

Category: Political Science

Page: 610

View: 5503

Evaluating Practice continues to be the most comprehensive practice evaluation text available. Focusing on single-system designs, Evaluating Practice, 6/e presents clear guidelines on conceptualizing and measuring problems, developing practice-oriented evaluation designs, understanding and analyzing data, and ethical guidelines for practice evaluation. This text is unsurpassed among human service evaluation texts for bringing clarity to evaluation procedures.

Needs Assessment

Author: David Royse

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195368789

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

View: 9382

This text features discussions on emerging technologies in the field of needs assessment as well as abundant social work case examples. It covers one of the most essential kinds of research for social work management.