Paperback: £24.99 / $42.95
2010, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-037-1, BIC 2: JKSN JHBC JKSN1 MBP
*Highly Commended in the Health and Social Care category of the 2011 BMA Medical Book Awards*
For those involved in commissioning and running projects working with people, measuring performance and assessing outcomes are an essential part of applying for and maintaining funding, and a way of demonstrating the project's achievements. This versatile 'how to' book guides you through the process of evaluating your project in order to improve funding applications and build the case for your project's survival.
The guidance in this book will help you to set out what the aims and projected outcomes of your project are, how these will be achieved, and shows you how to capture evidence for outcomes. To cater for readers working in different settings, a broad range of case examples is used including youth groups with at-risk young people, a refuge for women who have suffered domestic violence, a road safety education programme and midwives encouraging new mothers to stop smoking. The book also includes a host of practical features designed to provide a deeper understanding of the subject, including activities, reflective tools, and a glossary of key terms.
A Practical Guide to Outcome Evaluation will help to ensure the success of projects that make a difference to people's lives, and will be an essential reference for managers and practitioners working in people-orientated professions including social work, health, teaching, youth work, criminal justice, the arts and the emergency services.
16 September 2011
We were so thrilled that three JKP titles were honoured at the prestigious 2011 BMA Medical Book Awards, which took place on Wednesday, 14th September at BMA House in Tavistock Square, London. JKP commissioning editor Steve Jones attended the awards ceremony and was joined by JKP authors Ilona Roth, Liz Hoggarth, Hilary Comfort and Tony White, whose books each received...
30 March 2010
"Many of us react instinctively against further demands to produce evidence, especially quantitative information – we know all too well that progress with clients is made up of tiny, often faltering, steps forward that are extremely difficult to demonstrate or quantify. There are downsides to the outcomes approach as there are to other systems of planning and evaluation. But the question of outcomes is a perfectly legitimate one. The number of visits made to a family is beside the point if the risks are not picked up and appropriate interventions are not identified to begin to help people deal with the problems. The number of counselling sessions provided is hardly important if in the end they made no difference for the person seeking help. We must address outcomes in order to improve services."
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