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Evaluating Social Programs and Problems

Visions for the New Millennium (Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology)

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Published by Lawrence Erlbaum .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social issues,
  • Social research & statistics,
  • Social Work,
  • Evaluation research (Social action programs),
  • Sociology,
  • Developmental - Lifespan Development,
  • Social Science,
  • Psychology,
  • Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare,
  • Human Services,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Research,
  • Congresses,
  • Social service,
  • Assessment, Testing & Measurement,
  • Evaluation,
  • Evaluation research (Social ac

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsStewart I. Donaldson (Editor), Michael Scriven (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7937785M
    ISBN 100805841857
    ISBN 109780805841855

    Written in a friendly, how-to manner, Social Experiments provides a basic understanding of how to design and implement social experiments and how to interpret their results. Through illustrative examples, the author provides a grounding in the experimental method and gives advice on: designs that best address alternative policy questions; maximizing the precision of the estimates; implementing. States is explored. Social welfare policies and programs are examined within the context of the social problems they address. The course also explores the strengths and weaknesses of current government interventions. Special focus is given to social welfare policies and programs designed to promote social and economic justice.

      Do federal social programs work? This is a simple question. While the question may be straightforward, however, finding an answer is complicated. To answer in the affirmative, federal social. 4– –PROGRAM EVALUATION AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT experimental design may not be the most appropriate for the evaluation at hand. A typical scenario is to be asked to evaluate a program that has already been implemented, with no real ways to create control groups and usually no baseline (preprogram) data to construct before–after comparisons.

    Social Impact Measurement is a process of understanding how much social change occurred and can be attributed to an organization's activities. The integrity of the process is usually bolstered by an impact statement and a clear impact-driven, stakeholder-focused strategy. It is very different from data collection, impact assessment and impact. methods of analysis to social work problems, EBP in the areas of health and mental health moves to the forefront of the profession. The reasons for employing evaluation procedures include meeting requirements by the employing agency, providing a method of accountability, and conducting program Size: KB.


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Evaluating Social Programs and Problems is a valuable resource and should be considered required reading for practicing evaluators, evaluators-in-training, scholars and teachers of evaluation and research methods, and other professionals interested in improving social problem-solving efforts in Author: Stewart I.

Donaldson. Program Evaluation uses a practical, reader-friendly approach to de-mystify evaluation research, clarifying evaluation's relationship to social work practice and providing the knowledge necessary to conduct it.

This book assumes some familiarity with traditional research methods and basic statistics or are currently studying by: The book, however, does more than simply state problems; it could be described as a compendium of methods for assessing social programs.

Among the topics dealt with are: Evaluating Social Programs and Problems book for success and failure in social action; behavioral sciences impact-effectiveness model; issues in Author: Peter H.

Rossi, Walter Williams. Program Evaluation uses a practical, reader-friendly approach to de-mystify evaluation research, clarifying evaluation's relationship to social work practice and providing the knowledge necessary to conduct it. This book assumes some familiarity with traditional research methods and basic statistics or are currently studying them.

It contains all necessary definitions and brief explanations of. About the book. 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.

that shape its practice. 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.

Individual evaluation studies, and theFile Size: KB. Econometric Evaluation of Social Programs, Part I and ex post evaluations of programs.

It also considers distributions of treatment effects. These features are absent from the statistical literature on causal inference. A prototyp-ical model of agent choice. By: Vivian R. Bergel, PhD, LSW, and Peggy McFarland, PhD, LSW.

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. What distinguishes program evaluation from ongoing informal assessment is that program evaluation is conducted according to a set of guidelines.

With that in mind, this manual defines program evaluation as “the systematic collection of information about the activities, characteristics, and outcomes of programs to make judgments about the. Policy Evaluation Versus Program Evaluation. Although policy evaluation and program evaluation have many similarities, there are some important differences as well.

Some of these differences include: The level of analysis required (e.g., system or community level for policy evaluation; program level for program evaluation).File Size: KB. These concerns have rekindled interest in assessing how well development projects and social programs have been meeting their objectives.

This book provides a comprehensive review of the available techniques for monitoring and evaluating social programs. Specifically the book discusses: (a) methods of evaluating social and economic projects.

evaluation, it is necessary to discuss the omponents and techniques in some detail.c Therefore, a second purpose is to provide a non-technical primer on the impact evaluation of social programs. The intention is to concisely present key features and lessons that can be readily digested by those considering an impact evaluation.

Resources for more. About the book. Description. Evaluating the Welfare State: Social and Political Perspectives together with its companion Social Policy Evaluation: An Economic Perspective is the outgrowth of an international and interdisciplinary conference on policy evaluation held at Tel Aviv University in December Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Analyze the effectiveness of current social programs.

Create new programs based on the criteria provided. Apply what they have learned to evaluate their field placement : Digital Access Code. Evaluation Challenges There is no one-size-fits-all approach for evaluating rural programs and interventions.

Even a well-designed evaluation strategy may encounter challenges. Some of the challenges associated with evaluating rural programs, and their possible solutions, are discussed below: Measuring outcomes. Heckman, J. (), "Randomization and Social Policy Evaluation," in Evaluating Welfare and Training Programs in the 's, ed.

by Irwin Garfinkel and Charles Manski, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Hausman, J. and D. Wise (), "Technical Problems in Social Experimentation: Cost versus.

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 3/5(2). Over the last few decades, many people have attempted to measure what is sometimes called social, public, or civic value—that is, the value that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), social enterprises, social ventures, and social programs create.

1 The demand for these metrics has come from all sectors: Foundations want to direct their grants to the most effective programs; public officials. 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. How Social Work Practitioners Evaluate Their Practice by Leah Kiefer, B.S.

MSW Clinical Research Paper Presented to the Faculty of the School of Social Work St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas St. Paul, Minnesota in Partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Social Work Committee MembersAuthor: Leah Kiefer.

Evaluating Social and Emotional. In social and emotional learning programs, Bibliotherapy is one way to help children solve problems using books and is advocated by researchers for use.Over thirty-five years ago there was recognition of the need for good program evaluation and good outcome evaluation for human service programs.

As the demand for comprehensive program evaluation in CMHCs increases, more emphasis is being placed on the importance of each program’s accountability for the delivery of effective treatment services.Social work has historically focused primarily on the delivery of services.

Often there was no evidence to prove that the interventions were successful and sustaining. Over the last several decades social work practice has evolved considerably. Since social service programs are heavily funded by public resources, the gatekeepers of public.