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/ Walden University SOCW 6311: Social Work Research in Practice II Photo Credit: [mediaphotos]/[E+]/Getty Images Week 9: Process Evaluation Process evaluation ensures that a program is implemented as intended—which is critical for successful adoption of evidence-based practice. Process evaluation can help explain why there are differences among outcomes in programs or practice models. They might reveal difference in the education and training of providers of the service, in characteristics of the participants in the program, or in length and frequency of therapy sessions, among other things. Because a large proportion of process evaluation utilizes qualitative research, you examine the process of qualitative data analysis and the reporting of results of such analysis, you apply process evaluation reporting techniques to improve upon a qualitative research report, and you create a process evaluation plan. Learning Objectives Students will: Compare process evaluation reports Generate a process evaluation plan Learning Resources Required Readings
/ Optional Resources Dudley, J. R. (2014). Social work evaluation: Enhancing what we do. (2nd ed.) Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books. Chapter 8, “Improving How Programs and Practice Work” (pp. 167–207) Becker, L. A. (1999). Statistical and clinical significance. Retrieved from Man-Son-Hing, M., Laupacis, A., O’Rourke, K., Molnar, F. J., Mahon, J., Chan, K. B., & Wells, G. (2002). Determination of the clinical importance of study results. Journal of general internal medicine, 17 (6), 469-476. Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen S. (Eds.). (2014b). Social work case studies: Concentration year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader]. Read the following section: “Social Work Research: Qualitative Groups” (pp. 68–69) Document: Bliss, M. J., & Emshoff, J. G. (2002). Workbook for designing a process evaluation. Retrieved from (PDF) Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health.
/ Examples of Process Evaluation QSR International. (n. d.). NVivo 10. Retrieved October 17, 2013, from

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