Agency-based Program Evaluation: Lessons from Practice, by Stephen A. Kapp and Gary R. Anderson, serves as a core textbook in the advanced undergraduate and graduate social work program evaluation courses. It combines the methodology of program evaluation with the reality of working with agencies and organizations to describe the effectiveness of their services and programs. Students will gain an understanding of the political and social context and pressures in which a program is developed, implemented and evaluated. This book offers a practice-oriented approach to evaluation. While many program evaluation methods texts often add a chapter or brief sections that describe organizational and political factors, this book begins with the context of an agency-based evaluation and describes the method within that context. Students will gain a more complete understanding of this contextual challenge and will learn techniques for operating in the face of these challenges.

Ethical Challenges for Evaluators in an Agency Setting: Making Good Choices

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Aligning one's actions with a professional code of ethics addresses a range of ethical considerations and duties in program evaluation. Paying particular attention to the protection of human subjects is central to one's planning for and conducting an evaluation study. This attentiveness to protecting human subjects from harm leads to strong consideration for those actions that promote informed consent. Additional ethical issues can be identified and examined in connection to the stages of an evaluation process, ranging from the early ...

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