Effective Implementation in Practice: Integrating Public Policy and Management presents an instrumental approach to implementation analysis. Case studies enable readers to identify key intervention points, become more strategic, and improve outcomes.
The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation provides tools for managers and evaluators to address questions about the performance of public and nonprofit programs. Integrating authoritative, high-level information with practicality and readability, this guide provides tools and processes to analyze a program's operations and outcomes.
The authors review the fundamentals of mixed methods research designs and the general suppositions of mixed methods procedures. They also look critically at mixed method studies and models that have already been employed in social work, and reflect on the contributions of and application of this work to the field.
This edition includes the fundamental tools that are needed in order for social workers to fully appreciate and understand how case- and program-level evaluations will help them to increase their effectiveness as contemporary data-driven practitioners.
Malcolm Carey provides social work students, academics and practitioners with a practical guide that escorts them through the research process relating to the completion of a small-scale qualitative project or dissertation.
Editor Hilary Bradbury has developed the third edition to take an international approach to the topic of action research. This volume is a resource for scholars and professionals engaged in social and political inquiry, organizational research and education.