“The topic of evaluation in social work is covered well and accurately in this book. The author delivers important information about evaluations while keeping the content manageable for readers.”
— Carl F. Brun, Wright State University
SOCIAL WORK EVALUATION
James R. Dudley, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Evaluation is a necessary and important element of social work. The role of the evaluator is one that all social workers should undertake—through program evaluation or through evaluation of one’s individual practice—to ensure that practice methods attain the highest possible effectiveness. This book provides a comprehensive and readable approach to evaluation, emphasizing various small and mid-range formative evaluations that are often implemented at the local agency level. Social Work Evaluation: Enhancing What We Do can help all social workers improve their practice outcomes.
About the Author
James R. Dudley (MSW, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; PhD, Bryn Mawr College) is professor of social work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he has served as chair of the social work department. Previously, he was a faculty member at Temple University. He has conducted numerous evaluations and other research studies and published several articles and books including Research Methods for Social Work.
2009, Paper, 314 Pages, 978-0-925065-72-8, Price: $46.95