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Evaluation and Social Work Practice

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July 1999 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Evaluation and Social Work Practice offers a comprehensive treatment of the central issues confronting evaluation in social work that links theory and method to practical applications.

Evaluation is an integral part of social work and social care provision, for both practice and service delivery. Evaluation can improve effectiveness and increase accountability and help develop new models of practice and service delivery. The authors argue that evaluation should not just be applied to practice but should be a direct dimension of practice.

Appealing to the student, researcher and practitioner, Evaluation and Social Work Practice will become the standard reference source on evaluation in social work.


Joyce Lishman
Introduction
Ian Shaw
Evidence for Practice
William J Reid and Pamela Zettergren
A Perspective on Empirical Practice
Nick Gould
Qualitative Practice Evaluation
Karen Dullea and Audrey Mullender
Evaluation and Empowerment
Clare Evans and Mike Fisher
Collaborative Evaluation with Service Users
Beth Humphries
Feminist Evaluation
Ruth R Martin
Histories in Social Work
Karen Tanner and Pat Le Riche
Work in Progress
Jan Fook, Robyn Munford and Jackie Sanders
Interviewing and Evaluating
Roy Ruckdeschel
Qualitative Clinical Research and Evaluation
Martin Bloom
Single-System Evaluation
Maurice Vanstone
Behavioural and Cognitive Interventions

`The authors are obviously experts in their respective fields and they conduct competent and readable overviews of their topics.... Evaluation and Social Work Practice would make an excellent text for graduate research students seeking an overview of various contemporary philosophies of science and their derivative methodologies.' - British Journal of Social Work

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