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1. Introduction. 2. Ethical Issues in Program Evaluation. 3. Needs Assessment. 4. Qualitative Methods in Evaluation. 5. Formative and Process Evaluation. 6. Single System Research Designs. 7. Goal Attainment Scaling. 8. Client Satisfaction Studies. 9. Group Research Designs. 10. Cost Effectiveness and Cost Analysis. 11. Measurement Tools and Strategies. 12. Illustrations of Instruments. 13. Data Analysis. 14. Pragmatic Issues. 15. Writing Evaluation Proposals, Reports, and Journal Articles.

About the Author

David Royse is a professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. He earned his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1980. He has written several books, including two for Cengage Learning: RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK, Sixth Edition, and PROGRAM EVALUATION: AN INTRODUCTION TO AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH, Sixth Edition. Deborah K. Padgett, Ph.D., MPH, is a professor at the New York University School of Social Work. She received her doctorate in urban anthropology in 1979 and completed post-doctoral programs in mental health services research at Columbia University School of Public Health (1985-86) and Duke University Department of Psychiatry (1994-95). Dr. Padgett's research interests include breast cancer screening and follow-up care for medically underserved women and qualitative studies of the 'process' of care for psychiatrically disabled homeless adults. Bruce A. Thyer, Ph.D., is Dean and Professor, School of Social Work, Florida State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1982. Recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Faculty Scholar Award, Dr. Thyer has published extensively on social work practice, research, and evaluation. Dr. Logan has a Ph.D. in applied psychology and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Kentucky with appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. Dr. Logan has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to examine HIV risk behavior, victimization, and drug use among crack users and by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to study alcohol, violence, mental health and health status and utilization among rural and urban women with protective orders.


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