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School of Social Work
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General Readings

American Psychological Association. (1973). Ethical principles in the conduct of research with human participants. Washington, DC: Author.

Babbie, E. (1992). The practice of social research (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Barlow, D.H., & Hersen, M. (1984). Single case experimental designs (2nd ed.). New York: Pergamon Press.

Bass, M.S. (Ed.). (1993). Conducting research in the practice setting. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Berlin, S.B. (1983). Single-case evaluation: Another version. Social Work Research & Abstracts, 19, 3-11.

Berlin, S.B, & Marsh, J. C. (1993). Informing practice decisions. New York: Macmillan.

Bingham, R.D. & Felbinger, C.L. (1989). Evaluation in practice: A methodological approach. White Plains, NY: Longman.

Blalock, H.M., Jr. (1982). Conceptualization and measurement in social sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Blythe, B.J., & Tripodi, T. (1989). Measurement in direct practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Campbell, D.T., & Stanley, J.C. (1963). Experimental and quasi-experimental designs for research. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.

Chen, H. (1993). Emerging perspectives in program evaluation. Journal of Social Service Research, 17, 1-17.

Cherin, D., & Meezan, W. (1998). Evaluation as a means of organizational learning. Administration in Social Work, 22, 1-21.

Cook, T.D, & Campbell, D.T. (1979). Quasi-experimentation: Design and analysis issues for field settings. Chicago: Rand McNally.

Coulton, C. (1979) Developing an instrument to measure person-environment fit. Journal of Social Service Research, 3, 159-174.

Coulton, C., & Solomon, P. (1977). Measuring outcomes of intervention. Social Work Research and Abstracts, 13, 3-9.

Devaney, B., & Rossi, P. (1997). Thinking through evaluation design options.Children and Youth Services Review, 19, 587-606. Available at http://www.aei.org/../sw/swdevaneyrossi.htm

Edelson, J. (1985). Rapid-assessment instruments for evaluating practice with children and youth. Journal of Social Service Research, 8, 17-31.

Elder, N.C., & Miller, W.L. (1995). Reading and evaluating qualitative research studies. The Journal of Family Practice, 41, 279-285.

Fischer, J., & Corcoran, K. (Eds.). (1994). Measures for clinical practice: A source book, Volume 1: Children and families. New York: Free Press.

Fischer, J., & Corcoran, K. (Eds.). (1994). Measures for clinical practice: A source book, Volume 2: Adults. New York: Free Press.

Forss, K., Cracknell, B., & Samset, K. (1994). Can evaluation help an organization to learn? Evaluation Review, 18, 574-591.

Gabor, P. A., Unrau, Y. A., & Grinnell, R. M., Jr. (1998). Evaluation for social workers: A quality improvement approach for the social services (2nd ed.). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Garwick, G., & Lampman, S. (1973). Dictionary of goal attainment scaling. Minneapolis: Program Evaluation Project.

Grinnell, R.M., Jr. (Ed.). (2001). Social work research and evaluation: Quantitative and qualitative approaches (6th ed.). Itasca, IL: F.E. Peacock Publishers.

Hatry, H. P. (1999). Performance measurement: Getting results. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute.

Hawkins, R. P., & Mathews, J. R. (1999). Frequent monitoring of clinical outcomes: Research and accountability for clinical practice. Education and Treatment of Children, 22, 117-135.

Hays, S.C. (1981). Single case experimental design and empirical clinical practice. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 49, 193-211.

Hudson, W.W., & Nurius, P.S. (Eds.). (1994). Controversial issues in social work research. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Leslie, D. R., Gorey, K. M., & Franke, T. M. (1997). Do methods of evaluating practice need to be adapted for multicultural populations? In D. de Anda (Ed.) Controversial issues in multiculturalism. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Pp. 119-131.

Jordan, C., & Franklin, C. (1995). Clinical assessment for social workers: Quantitative and qualitative methods. Chicago: Lyceum.

Kagle, J.D., & Cowger, C.D. (1984). Blaming the client: Implicit agenda in practice research? Social Work, 29, 347-351.

Kiresulk T.J., & Sherman, R.E. (1968). Goal attainment scaling: A general method for evaluating comprehensive community mental health programs. Community Mental Health, 4, 443-453.

Krefting, L. (1991). Rigor in qualitative research: The assessment of trustworthiness. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 45, 214-222.

Krueger, R.A. (1994). Focus groups: A practical guide for applied research (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Leedy, P.D. (1981). How to read research and understand it. New York: Macmillan.

Leininger, M. (1994). Evaluation criteria and critique of qualitative research studies. In J.M. Morse (Ed.), Critical issues in qualitative research methods (pp. 95-115). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Levitt, J., & Reid, W.R. (1981). Rapid assessment instruments for practice. Social Work Research and Abstracts, 17, 13-19.

McLaughlin, J. A., & Jordan, G. B. (1999). Logic models: a tool for telling your program's performance story. Evaluation and Program Planning, 22, 65-72.

Mitchell, J.V. (Ed.). (1983). Ninth mental measurement yearbook. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

Mitchell J.V. (Ed.). (1983). Tests in print III. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

Moore, T. D., Rapp, C. A., & Roberts, B. (2000). Improving child welfare performance through supervisory use of client outcome data. Child Welfare, 89, 475-497.

Nelsen, J.C. (1981). Issues in single-subject research for nonbehaviorists. Social Work Research and Abstracts, 17, 31-37.

Nuehring, E.M, & Pascone, A.B. (1986). Single-subject evaluation: A tool for quality assurance. Social Work, 31, 359-365.

Patton M.Q. (1990). Qualitative evaluation and research methods (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Rapp, C. A. & Poertner, J. (1992). Social administration: A client-centered approach. New York: Longman.

Royse, D. (1995). Research methods in social work (2nd ed.). Chicago: Nelson-Hall.

Royse, D., & Thyer, B.A. (1996). Program evaluation: An introduction (2nd ed.). Chicago: Nelson Hall.

Rubin, A., & Babble, E. (1997). Research methods for social work (3rd ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks Cole.

Schorr, L. B. (1988). Within our reach: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage. New York: Anchor Books.

Slife, B.D., & Williams, R.N. (1995). What's behind the research: Discovering hidden assumptions in the behavioral sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Staff, I., & Fein, E. (1994). Inside the black box: An exploration of service delivery in a family reunification program. Child Welfare, 73, 195-211.

Tran, V. T., & Aroian, K. J. (2000). Developing cross-cultural research instruments. Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation, 1, 35-48.

Tutty, L.M., Rothery, M.L., & Grinnell, R.M., Jr. (1996). Qualitative research for social workers: Phases, steps, and tasks. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

United Way of America (1996). Measuring program outcomes: A practical approach. Author.

Unrau, Y. A., Gabor, P., & Grinnell, R. M., Jr. (2001). Evaluation in the human services. Itasca, IL: Peacock Publishers.

Usher, C.L. (1995). Improving evaluability through self-evaluation. Evaluation Practice, 16, 55-64.

Weinbach, R.W., & Grinnell, R.M., Jr. (2001). Statistics for social workers (5th ed.). White Plains, NY: Longman.

Westerfelt, A., & Dietz, T.J. (1997). Planning and conducting agency-based research: A workbook for social work students in field placements. White Plains, NY: Longman.

Williams, M., Unrau, Y., & Grinnell, R.M., Jr. (1998). Introduction to social work research. Itasca, IL: F.E. Peacock Publishers.

Witkin, S., & Harrison, D. (1979). Single-case designs in marital research and therapy. Journal of Social Science Research, 3, 51-66.

Zeira, A., & Rosen, A. (1999). Intermediate outcomes pursued by practitioners: A qualitative analysis. Social Work Research, 23, 79-87.

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Needs Assessments (Substantive Areas in Bold)

Berkman, B., Chauncey, S., Holmes, W., Daniels, A., Bonander, E., Sampson, S., & Robinson, M. (1999). Standardized screening of elderly patients' needs for social work assessment in primary care. Health and Social Work, 24, 9-16.

Chen, H., & Marks, M. (1998). Assessing the needs of inner city youth: beyond needs identification and prioritization. Children and Youth Services Review, 20, 819-838.

Davidson, B. (1997). Service needs of relative caregivers: A qualitative analysis. Families in Society, 78, 502-510.

Ford, W.E. (1997). Perspective on the integration of substance user needs assessment and treatment planning. Substance Use and Misuse, 32, 343- 349.

Gillman, R.R., & Newman,B.S. (1996). Psychosocial concerns and strengths of women with HIV infection: An empirical study. Families in Society, 77, 131- 141.

Hall, M., Amodeo, M., Shaffer, H., Bilt, J. (2000). Social workers employed in substance abuse treatment agencies: A training needs assessment. Social Work, 45, 141-154.

Herdt, G., Beeler, J., & Rawls, T. (1997). Life course diversity among older lesbians and gay men: A study in Chicago. Journal of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identity, 2, 231-246.

Palmeri, D., Auld, G., Taylor, T., Kendall, P., & Anderson, A. (1998). Multiple perspectives on nutrition education needs of low-income Hispanics. Journal of Community Health, 23, 301- 316.

Pisarski, A., & Gallois, C. (1996). A needs analysis of Brisbane lesbians: Implications for the lesbian community. Journal of Homosexuality, 30, 79-95.

Safyer, A.W., Litchfield, L.C., & Leahy, B.H. (1996). Employees with teens: The role of EAP needs assessments. Employee Assistance Quarterly, 11, 47-66.

Shields, G., & Adams, J. (1996). HIV/AIDS among youth: A community needs assessment study. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 12, 361-380.

Weaver, H.N. (1997). The challenges of research in Native American communities: incorporating principles of cultural competence. Journal of Social Service Research, 23, 1-15.

Weiner, A. (1996). Understanding the social needs of streetwalking prostitutes. Social Work, 41, 97-105.

Zahnd, E., Klein, D., & Needell, B. (1997). Substance use and issues of violence among low-income, pregnant women: The California perinatal needs assessment. Journal of Drug Issues, 27, 563-584.

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Process Evaluations (Substantive Areas in Bold)

Allen, J., Philliber, S., & Hoggson, N. (1990). School-based prevention of teen-age pregnancy and school dropout: Process evaluation of the National Replication of the Teen Outreach Program. American Journal of Community Psychology, 18, 505-524.

Andersson, L. (1984). Intervention against loneliness in a group of elderly women: A process evaluation. Human Relations, 37, 295-310.

Bazemore, G., & Cruise, P. (1993). Resident adaptations in an Alcoholics Anonymous based residential program for the urban homeless. Social Service Review, 67, 599-616.

Bentelspacher, C., DeSilva, E, Goh, T., & LaRowe, K. (1996). A process evaluation of the cultural compatibility of psychoeducational family group treatment with ethnic Asian clients. Social Work with Groups, 19, 41-55.

Berkowitz, G., Halfon, N., &; Klee, L. (1992). Improving access to health care: Case management for vulnerable children. Social Work in Health Care, 17, 101-123.

Blaze Temple, D, & Honig, F. (1997). Process evaluation of an Australian EAP. Employee Assistance Quarterly, 12, 15-35.

Cheung, K., & Canda, E. (1992). Training Southeast Asian refugees as social workers: Single-subject evaluation. Social Development Issues, 14, 88-99.

Deacon, S., & Piercy, F. (2000). Qualitative evaluation of family therapy programs: A participatory approach. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 26, 39- 45.

Dehar, M., Casswell, S., & Duignan, P. (1993). Formative and process evaluation of health promotion and disease prevention programs. Evaluation Review, 17, 204-220.

Devaney, B., & Rossi, P. (1997). Thinking through evaluation design options. Children and Youth Services Review, 19, 587-606.

Jackson, J. (1991). The use of psychoeducational evaluations in the clinical process: Therapists as sympathetic advocates. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 8, 473-487.

Jones, L., & Strandness, D. (1991). Integrating research activities, practice changes, and monitoring and evaluation: A model for academic health centers. Quality Review Bulletin, 17, 229-235.

Lusk, M. (1983). The psychosocial evaluation of the hospice patient. Health and Social Work, 8, 210-218.

Miller, T., Veltkamp, L., & Janson, D. (1988). Projective measures in the clinical evaluation of sexually abused children. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. 18, 47-57.

Pithers, W. (1994). Process evaluation of a group therapy component designed to enhance sex offenders' empathy for sexual abuse survivors. Behavior Research and Therapy, 32, 565-570.

Pithers, W. (1999). Empathy definition, enhancement, and relevance to the treatment of sexual abusers. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 14, 257-284.

Rotheram, M. (1987). Evaluation of imminent danger for suicide among youth. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 57, 102-110.

Sieppert, J.D., Hudson, J., & Unrau, Y.A. (2000). Family group conferencing in child welfare: Lessons from a demonstration project. Families in Society, 81, 382-391.

Smith, M., Knickman, J., & Oppenheimer, L. (1992). Connecting the disconnected adult day care for people with AIDS in New York City. Health and Social Work, 17, 273-281.

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Outcome Evaluations (Substantive Areas in Bold)

Auslander, W., Haire-Joshu, D. Houston, C., Williams, J.H., & Krebill, H. (2000). The short-term impact of a health promotion program for low-income African American women. Research on Social Work Practice, 10, 78-97.

Bacha, T., Pomeroy, E.C., Gilbert, D. (1999). A psychoeducational group intervention for HIV-positive children: A pilot study. Health and Social Work, 24, 303-306.

Bagley, C., & Young, L. (1998). Long-term evaluation of group counseling of women with a history of child sexual abuse: Focus on depression, self-esteem, suicidal behaviors, and social support. Social Work with Groups, 21, 63-73.

Barber, J., & Gilbertson, R. (1998). Evaluation of a self-help manual for the female partners of heavy drinkers. Research on Social Work Practice, 8, 141-151.

Barker, S.B., Knisely, J.S., & Dawson, K. (1999). The evaluation of a consultation service for delivery of substance abuse services in a hospital setting. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 18, 73-82.

Burry, C.L. (1999). Evaluation of a training program for foster parents of infants with prenatal substance effects. Child Welfare, 78, 197-214.

Collins, M.E., Mowbray, C.T., & Bybee, D. (1999). Measuring coping strategies in an educational intervention for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Health and Social Work, 24, 279-290.

Comer, E., & Fraser, M. (1998). Evaluation of six family-support programs: Are they effective? Families in Society, 79, 134- 148.

Conboy, A., Auerbach, C., Schnall, D., & LaPorte, H. (2000). MSW student satisfaction with using single-system design computer software to evaluate social work practice. Research on Social Work Practice, 10, 127-138.

Deacon, S.A., & Piercy, F.P. (2000). Qualitative evaluation of family therapy programs: A participatory approach. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 26, 39-45.

de Anda, D. (1999). Project Peace: The evaluation of a skill-based violence prevention program for high school adolescents. Social Work in Education. 21, 137-149.

Deschenes, E., & Greenwood, P. (1998). Alternative placements for juvenile offenders: Results from the evaluation of the Nokomis challenge program. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 35, 267-294.

Ford, C.A., & Okojie, F.A. (1999). A multi-dimensional approach to evaluating family preservation programs. Family Preservation Journal, 4, 31-62.

Harrison, R.S., Boyle, S.W., Farley, W. (1999). Evaluating the outcomes of family-based intervention for troubled children: A pretest-posttest study. Research on Social Work Practice, 9, 640-655.

Hughes, R.H., & Kirby, J. (2000). Strengthening evaluation strategies for divorcing family support services: Perspectives of parent educators, mediators, attorneys, and judges. Family Relations, 49, 53-61.

Jenson, J.M., Jacobson, M., Unrau, Y.A., & Robinson, R.L. (1996). Intervention for victims of child sexual abuse: An evaluation of the children's advocacy model. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 13, 139-156.

Jinich, S., & Litrownik, A. (1999). Coping with sexual abuse: Development and evaluation of a videotape intervention for nonoffending parents. Child Abuse and Neglect, 23, 175-190.

Mecca, W.F., Rivera, A., & Esposito, A.J. (2000). Instituting an outcomes assessment effort: Lessons from the field. Families in Society, 81, 85-89.

Myers, L., Rittner, B. (1999). Family functioning and satisfaction of former residents of a non-therapeutic residential care facility: An exploratory study. Journal of Family Social Work, 3, 54-68.

Nicholson, B.C., Brenner, V., & Fox, R.A. (1999). A community-based parenting program with low-income mothers of young children. Families in Society, 80, 247-253.

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Research about Specific Populations (Substantive area in bold.)

Andersson, L. (1984). Intervention against loneliness in a group of elderly women: A process evaluation. Human Relations, 37, 295-310.

Auslander, W., Haire-Joshu, D. Houston, C., Williams, J.H., & Krebill, H. (2000). The short-term impact of a health promotion program for low-income African American women. Research on Social Work Practice, 10, 78-97.

Bacha, T., Pomeroy, E.C., Gilbert, D. (1999). A psychoeducational group intervention for HIV-positive children: A pilot study. Health and Social Work, 24, 303-306.

Bagley, C., & Young, L. (1998). Long-term evaluation of group counseling of women with a history of child sexual abuse: Focus on depression, self-esteem, suicidal behaviors, and social support. Social Work with Groups, 21, 63-73.

Bazemore, G., & Cruise, P. (1993). Resident adaptations in an Alcoholics Anonymous based residential program for the urban homeless. Social Service Review, 67, 599-616.

Bentelspacher, C., DeSilva, E, Goh, T., & LaRowe, K. (1996). A process evaluation of the cultural compatibility of psychoeducational family group treatment with ethnic Asian clients. Social Work with Groups, 19, 41-55.

Berkman, B., Chauncey, S., Holmes, W., Daniels, A., Bonander, E., Sampson, S., & Robinson, M. (1999). Standardized screening of elderly patients' needs for social work assessment in primary care. Health and Social Work, 24, 9-16.

Berkowitz, G., Halfon, N., &; Klee, L. (1992). Improving access to health care: Case management for vulnerable children. Social Work in Health Care, 17, 101-123.

Cheung, K., & Canda, E. (1992). Training Southeast Asian refugees as social workers: Single-subject evaluation. Social Development Issues, 14, 88-99.

Collins, M.E., Mowbray, C.T., & Bybee, D. (1999). Measuring coping strategies in an educational intervention for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Health and Social Work, 24, 279-290.

Deschenes, E., & Greenwood, P. (1998). Alternative placements for juvenile offenders: Results from the evaluation of the Nokomis challenge program. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 35, 267-294.

Fahs, M.C., & Wade, K. (1996). An economic analysis of two models of hospital care for AIDS patients: Implications for hospital discharge planning. Social Work in Health Care, 22, 21-34.

Gillman, R.R., & Newman,B.S. (1996). Psychosocial concerns and strengths of women with HIV infection: An empirical study. Families in Society, 77, 131- 141.

Greene, V.L., Lovely, M.E., & Ondrich, J.I. (1993). The cost-effectiveness of community services in a frail elderly population. The Gerontologist, 33, 177-89.

Herdt, G., Beeler, J., & Rawls, T. (1997). Life course diversity among older lesbians and gay men: A study in Chicago. Journal of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identity, 2, 231-246.

Holtgrave, D.R, & Kelly, J.A. (1998). Cost-effectiveness of an HIV/AIDS prevention intervention for gay men. AIDS, and Behavior, 1, 173-180.

Jackson, N., Olsen, L, & Schafer, C. (1986). Evaluating the treatment of emotionally disturbed adolescents. Social Work, 31, 182-185.

Levy, R.L., & Bavendam, T.G. (1995). Promoting women's urologic self-care: Five single-case replications. Research on Social Work Practice, 5, 430-441.

Myers, L., Rittner, B. (1999). Family functioning and satisfaction of former residents of a non-therapeutic residential care facility: An exploratory study. Journal of Family Social Work, 3, 54-68.

Nicholson, B.C., Brenner, V., & Fox, R.A. (1999). A community-based parenting program with low-income mothers of young children. Families in Society, 80, 247-253.

Palmeri, D., Auld, G., Taylor, T., Kendall, P., & Anderson, A. (1998). Multiple perspectives on nutrition education needs of low-income Hispanics. Journal of Community Health, 23, 301- 316.

Rotheram, M. (1987). Evaluation of imminent danger for suicide among youth. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 57, 102-110.

Pisarski, A., & Gallois, C. (1996). A needs analysis of Brisbane lesbians: Implications for the lesbian community. Journal of Homosexuality, 30, 79-95.

Weaver, H.N. (1997). The challenges of research in Native American communities: incorporating principles of cultural competence. Journal of Social Service Research, 23, 1-15.

Zahnd, E., Klein, D., & Needell, B. (1997). Substance use and issues of violence among low-income, pregnant women: The California perinatal needs assessment. Journal of Drug Issues, 27, 563-584.

 
 
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