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. The textbook is designed to be a primary source for students in social work, sociology, psychology, public administration, counseling, education, nursing, and other related disciplines in which it is important to know if interventions (be they individual, family, group, or community focused) are having the desired impact. 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.
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