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Realist Evaluation in Practice : Health and Social Work.

By: Publisher: London : SAGE Publications, 2003Copyright date: ©2003Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (178 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9781412932578
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Realist Evaluation in Practice : Health and Social WorkDDC classification:
  • 361
LOC classification:
  • HV43.K348
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Contemporary Perspectives in Practice Evaluation -- 3. The Realist Evaluation Paradigm for Practice -- 4. An Example of Qualitative Research Methods in Realist Evaluation -- 5. Quantitative Methods: Evaluation of Family Centres -- 6. A Realist Evaluation of Practice: the NSPCC's Shield Project and Intensive Analysis -- 7. The Shield Project: Extensive Analysis in Realist Evaluation -- 8. Patterns of What Works, For Whom and in What Contexts -- 9. The Contribution of Realist Evaluation for Practice -- References -- Index.
Summary: 'The strengths of this book are the first two chapters outlining the issues around realist evaluation and the final chapter, as well as the use throughout the book of real-life examples… in conclusion this is a timely introductory text on the methods and methodology of realist evaluation' - Critical Public Health Realist evaluation is an exciting new way to investigate what works, for whom and in what contexts and here for the first time, Mansoor A F Kazi shows how it applies to today's practice in social work, health and other human services. To show how realist evaluation has the potential to change practice, the author provides in-depth examples of evaluation in adult rehabilitation, drug-using communities, users of family centres and an NSPCC project that provides services for children who sexually harm other children. Within these instances, realist evaluation procedures were integrated into the practice and decisions regarding the content and the targeting of services were developed effectively.
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Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Contemporary Perspectives in Practice Evaluation -- 3. The Realist Evaluation Paradigm for Practice -- 4. An Example of Qualitative Research Methods in Realist Evaluation -- 5. Quantitative Methods: Evaluation of Family Centres -- 6. A Realist Evaluation of Practice: the NSPCC's Shield Project and Intensive Analysis -- 7. The Shield Project: Extensive Analysis in Realist Evaluation -- 8. Patterns of What Works, For Whom and in What Contexts -- 9. The Contribution of Realist Evaluation for Practice -- References -- Index.

'The strengths of this book are the first two chapters outlining the issues around realist evaluation and the final chapter, as well as the use throughout the book of real-life examples… in conclusion this is a timely introductory text on the methods and methodology of realist evaluation' - Critical Public Health Realist evaluation is an exciting new way to investigate what works, for whom and in what contexts and here for the first time, Mansoor A F Kazi shows how it applies to today's practice in social work, health and other human services. To show how realist evaluation has the potential to change practice, the author provides in-depth examples of evaluation in adult rehabilitation, drug-using communities, users of family centres and an NSPCC project that provides services for children who sexually harm other children. Within these instances, realist evaluation procedures were integrated into the practice and decisions regarding the content and the targeting of services were developed effectively.

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