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Program evaluation in the human services

by R. O. Washington

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social service -- Evaluation.,
  • Social indicators.,
  • Social change.,
  • Evaluation research (Social action programs)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementR. O. Washington.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV41 .W36
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 267 p. :
    Number of Pages267
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4094175M
    ISBN 100819111058, 0819111066
    LC Control Number80005479

    The Fifth Edition of the classic Designing and Managing Programs for human services helps readers grasp the meaning and significance of measuring performance and evaluating outcomes. The authors, all leaders in the field, incorporate the principles of effectiveness-based planning as they address the steps of designing, implementing, and evaluating a human services program at the local agency. Evaluation is a process that critically examines a program. It involves collecting and analyzing information about a program’s activities, characteristics, and outcomes. Its purpose is to make judgments about a program, to improve its effectiveness, and/or to inform programming decisions (Patton, ). Should I evaluate my program?

    Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs: A Self-Study Guide Suggested Citation: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Office of the Director, Office of Strategy and Innovation. Introduction to program evaluation for public health programs: A self-study guide. Atlanta, GA: Centers. Description. Evaluating Human Services: A Practical Approach for the Human Service Professional, enables students to learn the skills of evaluation through practical application and analysis - from the simple to the complex. It is designed to equip the front-line human service practitioner with the ability to evaluate services in a practical step-by-step : On-line Supplement.

    When evaluation data are available, program administrators can direct limited resources to where they are needed the most, such as to support the most effective programs. The following resources can help administrators and program managers design and conduct evaluations and use data to inform and improve service delivery. The Human Resources Program-Evaluation Handbook is the first book to present state-of-the-art procedures for evaluating and improving human resources programs. Editors Jack E. Edwards, John C. Scott, and Nambury S. Raju provide a user-friendly yet scientifically rigorous "how to" guide to organizational : $


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