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Conclusion: Using Social Policy Creation and Evaluation

Richard Hoefer

in Policy Creation and Evaluation

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199735198
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918560 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735198.003.0008

Series: Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods

Conclusion: Using Social Policy Creation and Evaluation

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This chapter reviews three models of policy creation, the historical model, the politics and power model, and the rational actor model. It provides and overview of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods program evaluation methods. It also discusses the political nature of program evaluation and how the end of the policy process (evaluation) ties back to the beginning of the policy process (policy creation).

Keywords: social policy; program evaluation; policy creation models; TANF; quantitative methods; qualitative methods; mixed methods

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