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Accountability to stakeholders is essential for program funding and policy development. It is increasingly the responsibility of all professionals to provide evidence supporting the relevance and effectiveness of their programs and individual practices. Social Work Evaluation is a straightforward guide to conducting evaluations during the planning, implementation, and outcome stages of programs and practices. Dudley has developed a seven step process for evaluations using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research methods. This comprehensive book offers students the knowledge and skills to play a more accountable role in the future of their profession.
About the Author
James R. Dudley (MSW, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; PhD, Bryn Mawr College) is professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Social Work, where he served as chair for seven years. Dudley has conducted many program and practice evaluations that have widely varied in topic, purpose, and methodology. He has published multiple articles and books on research and evaluation over the course of his career.