Acknowledged author Richard M. Grinnell wrote Program Evaluation for Social Workers: Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs comprising 464 pages back in 2019. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0190916516 and 9780190916510. Since then Program Evaluation for Social Workers: Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $6.24 or rent at the marketplace.
Over the course of 20 years and eight editions, the goals of the book have remained the same: to prepare students to participate in evaluative activities within their organizations, become beginning critical producers and consumers of the professional evaluative literature, and reap the benefits of more advanced evaluation courses and texts. The authors aim to meet these objectives by presenting a unique approach that is realistic, practical, applied, and user friendly. Unlike other textbooks on the market, Program Evaluation for Social Workers presents both program-level evaluation and case-level evaluation methods; assuming that neither of these two distinct approaches alone adequately reflects the realities of the field, the book demonstrates how they can instead complement each other. This integration of approaches provides an accessible, adaptable, and realistic framework for students and beginning practitioners to more easily grasp and implement in the real world.