Evaluating Human Services: A Practical Approach for the Human Service Professional, 1/e By: Reginald O. York, Universityof North Carolina- Wilmington Covering both quantitative and qualitative research methods, Evaluating Human Services: A Practical Approach for the Human Service Professional, uses a practical, step-by-step format to help social workers gain a clear understanding of how to evaluate research. The text focuses on the process of evaluation research. Packed with practical applications and analysis, this book will help readers understand the basic concepts of research as well as how to evaluate and use research. Features of This New Text Includes a review of the basic concepts of research that will be used to conduct the evaluation of research Covers both qualitative and quantitative research methods Addresses accreditation standards from CSWE relating to research and critical thinking Demonstrates how to conduct culturally competent research Discussion boxes are contained throughout the text for student reflection and review A website has been developed for accessing special files that accompany this book: http://ablongman.com/york1e . On this website, you will find: a set of 11 Excel spreadsheet files that can be used for data analysis; the discussion boxes for each chapter (for study and review); and a copy of each chapter quiz that appears at the end of content chapters. What Reviewers are Saying The entire concept behind the book is EXCELLENT! I think it is well written I loved the examples. -Stephen M. Marson, Ph.D., North Carolina University, Pembroke The author's cases help illustrate points and encourage students to work through issues. I like the idea of separate chapters with more extensive cases and with data sets that students can use:with the professor in class, or on their own. -Allan Barsky, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University Not many health and human services agencies own SPSS. Almost everyone, however, does have Excel or some other spreadsheet. Thus, teaching data analysis using Excel simply makes a lot of sense to us and I am glad to see that in here. -Brian Simmons, California State University, Monterey BayYork, Reginald O. is the author of 'Evaluating Human Services', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205503469 and ISBN 0205503462.