Axford, Nick, Berry, Vashti Louise and Little, Michael (2006) Enhancing service evaluability: lessons from a programme for disaffected young people. Children & Society, 20 (4). pp. 287-298. ISSN 0951-0605
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The effectiveness of children's services is often limited by a series of problems that also impede meaningful evaluation. This article describes and assesses research strategies to enhance the evaluability of a programme for disaffected young people, arguing that they have the potential to improve services more widely. It explores methods for developing a logic model, setting target group criteria, tightening programme components, identifying sufficient suitable candidates and selecting appropriate measures. Examples of other preparatory work aimed at helping the evaluation are given, including firming-up the programme and evaluation ethics and dealing with the politics of a fairly complex evaluation (a randomised controlled trial) that involves numerous stakeholders.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||services; disaffected young people|
|Subjects:||Social studies > Sociology|
|Schools:||Faculty of Business, Law & Applied Social Studies > School of Social Work, Care and Community|
|Deposited By:||Lorna Marie Burrow|
|Deposited On:||04 Feb 2013 10:34|
|Last Modified:||20 Oct 2016 15:09|
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