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Program evaluation in social research

  • 193 Pages
  • 0.84 MB
  • English
Pergamon Press , New York
Evaluation research (Social action programs), Social sciences -- Rese
StatementJonathan A. Morell.
SeriesPergamon general psychology series ;, vol. 82
LC ClassificationsH62 .M644 1979
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 193 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4408654M
ISBN 100080233600, 0080233597
LC Control Number79011949

Program evaluation in social research book Program Evaluation in Social Research presents a plan for developing evaluation into a form of applied social research that is methodologically sound, relevant to the problems of society, and built on a technological (as opposed to a scientific) model.

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Jonathan Cited by: Description. Program Evaluation in Social Research presents a plan for developing evaluation into a form of applied social research that is not only methodologically sound, but also relevant to the problems of society and built on a technological (as opposed to a scientific) model.

This book views evaluation as applied, relevant social research and as social technology and assesses its validity and usefulness. PROGRAM EVALUATION, 6th Edition helps readers learn how to evaluate services and programs that they will encounter in their professional practice.

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In the process of learning evaluation techniques and skills, readers will become proficient at critically analyzing evaluation studies Cited by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Morell, Jonathan A., Program evaluation in social research. New York: Pergamon Press, © (OCoLC)   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 s: Program evaluation represents an adaptation of social research methods to the task of studying social interventions so that sound judgments can be drawn about the social problems addressed, and the design, implementation, impact, and efficiency of programs that address those problems.

Program Evaluation offers a straightforward, practical introduction to evaluation for beginners and practitioners. It shows how to identify appropriate forms and approaches, using an original framework. Social Work Research and Evaluation applies systematically developed research knowledge to social work practice and emphasizes the “doing” of social work as a reciprocal avenue for generating research evidence and social work knowledge.

Using the Examined Practice Model, authors Elizabeth G. DePoy and Stephen F. Gilson present research as the identification of a problem and then proceed to evaluate the efficacy of social work practice.

This page lists FREE resources for Program Evaluation and Social Research Methods. The focus is on "how-to" do program evaluation and social research: surveys, focus groups, sampling, interviews, and other methods.

Most of these links are to. Key Features. Situates the ethical concerns in the practice of social science research in historical and epistemological contexts.

Explores the philosophical roots of ethics from the perspectives of Kant, J.S. Mill, Hegel, and others. Provides an overview and comparison of ethical regulations across disciplines, governments, and additional contexts such as IRBs, program evaluation, and more.

Academic research focuses primarily on testing hypotheses; a key purpose of program evaluation is to improve practice. Research is generally thought of as requiring a controlled environment or control groups.

In field settings directed at prevention and control of a public health problem, this is. Program Evaluation: Lessons From the Field. Engaging in evidence-based research to support the viability of any program is acknowledged by funders to be vitally important to address such issues as accountability, credibility and, of course, sustainability.

If program evaluation is, theoretically, seen as important, why do so few organizations engage in it. This book examines very important issues in research evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

It is based on recent experiences carried out in Italy () in the fields of research assessment, peer review, journal classification, and construction of indicators, and presents a systematic review of theoretical issues influencing the evaluation of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Social Experimentation, Program Evaluation, and Public Policy. Editor(s): Maureen A. Pirog; About this book.

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multi-campus institute that provides research expertise and technical assistance to state and national social service organizations. Professor Pirog’s research focuses on issues related to the effective delivery of social services.

Since the first edition inSocial Work Research and Evaluation has provided graduate-level social work students with basic research and evaluation concepts to help them become successful evidence-based practitioners, evidence-informed practitioners, and practitioners who are implementing evidence-based programs.

Program evaluation is the application of social research methods to systematically investigate the effectiveness of social intervention programs in ways that are adapted to their political and organizational environments and are designed to inform social action to improve social conditions.

This volume offers students a basic introduction to assessing the meaning and validity of research in the social sciences and related fields. The ability to read published research critically is essential and is different from the skills involved in undertaking research using statistical R Black explains in clear and straightforward terms how students can evaluate research.

Practical Program Evaluation is ideally suited as a text for evaluation courses across the social sciences, including departments of education, sociology, political science, health, and many others.

Professional evaluators interested in expanding the scope of their work or strengthening their practical skills will also find this invaluable. The Practice of Program Evaluation in Community Psychology: Intersections and Opportunities for Stimulating Social Change Robin Lin Miller; Meta-Analysis: Potentials and Limitations for Synthesizing Research in Community Psychology Emily E.

Tanner-Smith, Mark W. Lipsey, and Joseph A. Durlak. An outcomes assessment is an evaluation designed to discover if a program achieved its intended outcomes. Much like all of research, it comes with its own peculiar terminology that resembles an assembly line at a factory (Engel & Schutt, ).

[1] Inputs are the resources needed for the program to operate. These include physical location, any equipment needed, staff (and experience/knowledge. assert: In some evaluations, the program theory has been developed largely by the evaluator, based on a review of research literature on similar programs or relevant causal mechanisms, through discussions with key informants through a review of program documentation, or through observation of the program itself (Lipsey and Pollard, ).

rationale or theory as the basis of an evaluation to understand the program’s development and impact” (Smith,p. 83). By developing a plausible model of how the program is supposed to work, the evaluator can consider social science theories related to the program as well as program resources.

Her recent books include Mixed Methods Design in Evaluation, Program Evaluation Theory and Practice: A Comprehensive Guide (2nd ed.) (authored with Amy Wilson), Transformative Research and Evaluation, The Handbook of Social Research Ethics, Research and Evaluation in Education, Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative.

Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Morell, Jonathan A., Program evaluation in social research. New York: Pergamon Press. A distinctive feature of Monitoring evaluation is its relation to Program 3 management within an agency or organisation.

The evaluation objective is to provide information to ensure that Programs are working, and that they contribute to the success of the organisation.

The James Irvine Foundation believes in the importance of evaluation as a tool to help improve the work of nonprofit organizations. This publication reflects that commitment. Written by a team from UCLA’s School of Public Policy and Social Research, the report describes a unique approach to evaluation that is gaining momentum in the nonprofit.

Evaluation research is the systematic assessment of the worth or merit of time, money, effort and resources spent in order to achieve a goal. Evaluation research is closely related to but slightly different from more conventional social research.

It uses many of the same methods used in traditional social research, but because it takes place. Social work research and evaluation: Quantitative and qualitative approaches. 8th ed. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. E-mail Citation» Contains chapters written by different authors, each focusing on a comprehensive range of social work research topics.

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Evaluation is a methodological area that is closely related to, but distinguishable from more traditional social research. Evaluation utilizes many of the same methodologies used in traditional social research, but because evaluation takes place within a political and organizational context, it requires group skills, management ability.

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.Action research is defined as research that is conducted for the purpose of creating social conducting action research, scholars collaborate with community stakeholders at all stages of the research process with the aim of producing results that .Evaluation in Social Work.: Yvonne A.

Unrau, Peter A. Gabor, Richard M. Grinnell. Oxford University Press, USA, - Social Science - pages. 1 Review. Social work practice is built upon the 5/5(1).