2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

SOCW 641 Social Work Program Evaluation and Analysis

Social work program evaluation and analysis introduces students to the design, implementation, and analysis of formative and summative evaluations of interventions at the program level. Students will critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate interventions and programs. Special attention is placed on applying evaluation findings to improve program effectiveness and evaluating the ways programs address issues of social justice, ethics, diversity, and empowerment across diverse populations and settings. Students will use multivariate statistical tools to analyze complex problems facing a community agency and provide program recommendations to their community partner. A research paper will be completed to fulfill the Graduate School requirements for a research plan (Ball State Graduate Catalog). Prerequisite: SOCW 540 or Advanced Standing Status or permission of the advisor or department chairperson. Open only to SOCW students or permission of the director or department chairperson.