Evaluation and Social Research

Evaluation and Social Research : Introducing Small-Scale Practice

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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, community development, etc. 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, well illustrated with examples, and suitable for students and practitioners alike.show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 137.2 x 213.4 x 15.2mm | 340.2g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • biography
  • 0333930959
  • 9780333930953
  • 1,052,208

About Irene M. Hall

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.show more

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.show more