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date: 12 December 2018

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This entry discusses how four types of program evaluations can be used in social service programs: (a) needs assessments, (b) process evaluations, (c) outcome evaluations, and (d) cost-efficiency evaluations. The future of program evaluation within the social work profession is also discussed along with various trends.

Keywords: accountability, program evaluation, logic model, needs assessments, process evaluations, outcome evaluations, cost-efficiency evaluations, cost-benefit evaluations, cost-effectiveness evaluations

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