Evaluation and Social Research

Evaluation and Social Research


By (author) Irene M. Hall, By (author) David Hall, Consultant editor Jo Campling

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 15mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 19 June 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0333930959
  • ISBN 13: 9780333930953
  • Sales rank: 748,470

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Evaluation is a large and growing field with applications to a wide range of disciplines including sociology, social work, social policy, psychology, health, nursing, education and community development, among others. This text explains the different perspectives and needs of researchers and practitioners at the local level in plain, accessible English, and develops a model for small-scale evaluation. It offers a practical approach to the challenges of evaluation research, is well illustrated with examples and is suitable for students and practitioners alike.

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Author information

DAVID and IRENE HALL are the authors of Practical Social Research (Macmillan 1996). David Hall is Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work at Liverpool University. Irene Hall is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Liverpool Hope University.

Table of contents

Introduction Understanding Evaluation Evaluation and Ethics Planning Research Analysing the Data Reporting on Evaluation: Communicating to Audiences Reflecting on Evaluation Case Studies of Small Scale Evaluation Bibliography