Evaluating Practice Guidelines for the Accountable Professional

ISBN-10: 0205612016
ISBN-13: 9780205612017
Edition: 6th 2009
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Book details

List price: $214.80
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/24/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.300
Language: English

Evaluating Practice Sixth Edition continues to be the most comprehensive practice evaluation text available. Focusing on single-system designs,Evaluating Practice,6/epresents clear guidelines on conceptualizing and measuring problems, developing practice-oriented evaluation designs, understanding and analyzing data, and ethical guidelines for practice evaluation. It is specifically written for students and practitioners in all the human services, including social work, psychology, counseling, nursing and psychiatry. Unsurpassed among human service evaluation texts for bringing clarity to evaluation procedures,Evaluating Practicecomes with a free CD-ROM featuring numerous programs, including the innovative SINGWIN program for analyzing data (created by Charles Auerbach, David Schnall, and Heidi Heft Laporte of Lehman College of the City University of New York, the CASS and CAAP programs (created by Walter Hudson) for managing cases and scoring scales and Microsoftcopy; Excel workbooks and interactive exercises.

Preface
Prologue
What Are You Getting Into?
Integrating Evaluation and Practice
Introduction to Single-System Designs
What Are Single-System Designs?
Evidence-Based Practice Single-System Designs and Classical Research
The Knowledge-Building Context
Single-System Evaluation, Qualitative Research, and Quantitative Research
Advantages of Using Single-System Designs in Practice
A Walk through the Evaluation Process
Summary
Conceptualizing and Measuring Targets and Objectives/Goals
Basic Principles of Conceptualization and Measurement
Introduction
What Is Conceptualization?
What Is Measurement?
Definition as a First Step in Measurement
Can Everything Be Measured?
Key Characteristics of All Measures
Summary
Specifying Problems and Goals
Introduction: From General Problems to Specific Targets of Intervention
Specifying Client Concerns: Identifying and Clarifying Problems and Potentials
Specifying Goals and Objectives Using Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) to Establish Goals
Setting Goals in Groups
Problems and Issues in Setting Goals
Summary
Developing a Measurement and Recording Plan
Introduction
Steps in Developing a Recording Plan
Charting: Putting Your Information on Graphs
Problem-Oriented Records (POR) Use of Computers in Evaluation and Practice
Summary
Computer Assisted Social Services (CASS): A Userrsquo;s Guide
Appendix: Installing CASS
Behavioral Observation
Introduction
General Guidelines for Behavioral Observation

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