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Research and Program Evaluation

Chair: Megan Hayes Piel (Wayne State University)
APM Assignment: 2016-2018

Co-chair: Jeffrey Lacasse (Florida State University)
APM Assignment: 2017-2019

This Track primarily focuses on program and practice evaluation, including social work education for evaluation. It seeks to promote the furtherance of evaluation by addressing (1) innovative evaluation methods, designs, and models; (2) social work roles in program or practice evaluation; (3) controversial or ethical dilemmas inherent in evaluation, including diversity issues; (4) teaching evaluation practice in schools of social work; (5) uses of technology in evaluation; (6) building community capacity for evaluation by teaching community-based agencies; and (7) the uses and consequences of evaluation in social work.