A Social Worker's Guide to Evaluating Practice Outcomes
Bruce A. Thyer and Laura L. Myers
Publication Date: 05/15/2017
Publisher: CSWE Press
Thyer and Myers have written an easy-to-read primer on empirically evaluating the outcomes of social work practice. Perfect for social work students—graduate and undergraduate—and for social work practitioners, the authors use real-life examples of evaluating social work practice. The book begins with a refresher on evaluation research, provides a balanced approach to both single-system and group-evaluation designs, and closes with a discussion of ethical issues, myths, misconceptions, and practical considerations in evaluation.
"This book delivers exactly what it promises and so much more. The authors provide insightful commentary, practical explanations, clear and thorough definitions of major research relevant terms. A must read for all as this book provides and clearly highlights the critical link between ethical practice and the scientific method.” —Sophia F. Dziegielewski, dean and professor, School of Social Work, University of Cincinnati; editor, Journal of Social Service Research