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HUMN 4003 Measuring Effectiveness of Human Services Delivery: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

HUMN 4003 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Blue-Howells, J., McGuire, J., & Nakashima, J. (2008). Co-location of health care services for homeless veterans: A case study of innovation in program implementation. Social Work in Health Care, 47(3), 219–231.

Blustein, J. (2005). Toward a more public discussion of the ethics of federal social program evaluation. Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, 24(4), 824–846.

Donaldson, L. P. (2008). Developing a progressive advocacy program within a human services agency. Administration in Social Work, 32(2), 25–48.

Duffy, M., & Chenail, R. J. (2008). Values in qualitative and quantitative research. Counseling & Values, 53(1), 22–38.

Giffords, E., Alonso, C., & Bell, R. (2007). A transitional living program for homeless adolescents: A case study. Child & Youth Care Forum, 36(4), 141–151.

Glisson, G. M., Thyer, B. A., & Fischer, R. L. (2001). Serving the homeless: Evaluating the effectiveness of homeless shelter services. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 28(4), 89–97.

Grant, H. M., & Crutchfield, L. R. (2007). Creating high-impact nonprofits. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 5(4), 32–41.

Holosko, M. J., Thyer, B. A., & Danner, J. E. H. (2009). Ethical guidelines for designing and conducting evaluations of social work practice. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 6(4), 348–360.

Kadish, T. E., Glaser, B. A., Calhoun, G. B., & Risler, E. A. (1999). Counseling juvenile offenders: A program evaluation. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 19(2), 88–95.

Martin, L. L., & Frahm, K. (2010). The changing nature of accountability in administrative practice. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 37(1), 137–148.

Martin, J. I., & Meezan, W. (2003). Applying ethical standards to research and evaluations involving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 15(1/2), 181–201.

Øyen, E. (2006). Needs. Poverty: An International Glossary, 138–139.

Powell, R. R. (2006). Evaluation research: An overview. Library Trends, 55(1), 102–120.

Ray, M. (2006). Choosing a truly external evaluator. American Journal of Evaluation, 27(3), 372–377.

Savaya, R., & Waysman, M. (2005). The logic model: A tool for incorporating theory in development and evaluation of programs. Administration in Social Work, 29(2), 85–104.

Skinner, K., & Whyte, B. (2004). Going beyond training: Theory and practice in managing learning. Social Work Education, 23(4), 365–381.

Walker, L. (2008). Waikiki youth circles: Homeless youth learn goal setting skills. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 19(1), 85–91.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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