Evaluation in Social Work: The Art and Science of Practice by Yvonne A. Unrau

By Yvonne A. Unrau

Social paintings perform is equipped upon the linkage among the pursuits and objectives of consumers, courses, and businesses, and the review procedure is necessary for ensuring these hyperlinks are powerful. development on its past variations with seven new chapters and entire revisions of the others, in addition to a powerful on-line spouse site presence, this article is extra proper and straightforward than ever. It presents an easy advent to software overview couched in the quantitative and qualitative traditions--the methods most ordinarily used to achieve social paintings wisdom. the end result provides scholars a valid conceptual realizing of ways assessment can be utilized within the supply of daily providers they are going to be providing your consumers, in addition to the data and talents essential to reveal accountability.

The booklet builds upon the data and talents of foundational social paintings learn equipment classes and assumes mastery of that fabric. although, the authors have created a uniquely available scheme that runs through the publication within the type of a tree whose components--trunk, twigs, leaves--guide scholars in the course of the booklet. They specialize in a chain of ambitions, from the elemental preparedness for participation in overview actions and extra complex classes, to the facility to actively produce and devour evaluative literature. With its transparent, direct language, specialize in real-life occasions, and lots of visible parts, this re-creation is poised to be the textual content of selection for college students and teachers searching for tips to examine and train review abilities.

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Why or why not? Discuss how you believe this course will prepare you to abide by the NASW’s Code of Ethics when it comes to research and evaluation. 8. What are data? What is information? From your own experiences, provide an example of how information was derived from data. CHAPTER 1 Becoming an Accountable Practitioner 23 9. In your own words, briefly discuss the “evaluation from a person-in-environment” perspective. Provide a social work example throughout your discussion. 10. In your own words, briefly discuss the “evaluation from a program-inenvironment” perspective.

Who is the client stakeholder of your social work educational program? Why? 5. List and discuss the six forms of accountability. Provide a social work example of each one. 6. In your own words, discuss the relationship between a case-level evaluation and a program-level evaluation. Discuss how they complement one another. 7. 1. Do you agree with the NASW principles? Why or why not? Discuss how you believe this course will prepare you to abide by the NASW’s Code of Ethics when it comes to research and evaluation.

M. , & Y. A. , pp. 4–21). New York: Oxford University Press. Lackey, J. F. (2006). Accountability in social services. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. On Case-Level Designs Bloom, M. , & Orme, J. G. (2006). ). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Unrau, Y. , Gabor, P. , & Grinnell, R. , Jr. (2001). Case-level evaluations. In Evaluation in the human services (pp. 178–206). New York: Oxford University Press. , Grinnell, R. , & Unrau, Y. A. (2005). Case-level designs. In R. M. , & Y. A. , pp. 171–184). New York: Oxford University Press.

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