Evaluating Human Services: A Practical Approach for the Human Service Professional, enables students to learn the skills of evaluation through practical application and analysis - from the simple to the complex. It is designed to equip the front-line human service practitioner with the ability to evaluate services in a practical step-by-step format. For, it covers both quantitative and qualitative research methods, includes all the essential concepts enumerated in social work accreditation standards, and addresses cultural competence in regard to research.
In addition, while the process of evaluation research remains the book's focus, all essential concepts of research are included - and remain centered on competencies, rather than broad-based abstractions. Therefore, the model of this text is both developmental and experiential. Not only does it provide a clear progression from simple to more complex concepts and tasks, it also calls upon the learner to apply their research.