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Valutare è utile?
Author/s: Francesca Cristini, Massimo Santinello, Luca Zini, Marzia Toselli 
Year:  2008 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 Pg. 31-44 FullText PDF:  225 KB

Is it useful program evaluation?(by Francesca Cristini, Massimo Santinello, Luca Zini, Marzia Tosell) - This article describe a single case study of a prevention program evaluation. Major issues is: can the program evaluation be an instrument to address the gap between research and practice in prevention, and a process to improve the program and capacities of the program staff? To discuss this question we describe a program evaluation and discuss obtained results from this process. Evaluators used three approaches to guide the process: empowerment evaluation, utilizationfocused evaluation and theory based evaluation. Evaluation process was composed by three main components: evaluability assessment and making clear of program theory, developing evaluation plan and interpretation and use of evaluation results. Results showed that program evaluation can be an important improvement process both for the program and for the social workers group. Keywords: program evaluation, social work prevention

Francesca Cristini, Massimo Santinello, Luca Zini, Marzia Toselli, in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 1/2008, pp. 31-44, DOI:


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