Journal Article

Outcome Measurement and Service Evaluation—A Note on Research Design

Martin Dempster and Michael Donnelly

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 32, issue 3, pages 375-378
Published in print April 2002 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online April 2002 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/32.3.375
Outcome Measurement and Service Evaluation—A Note on Research Design

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The purpose of this research note is to demonstrate how an individualized quality of life instrument could be adapted to provide a more accurate estimate of the impact of a social service on a person's quality of life. An increase in quality of life between the start and end of a service is often taken as an indication that the service impacted positively on quality of life. The modifications to the quality of life instrument suggested in this paper show that this assumption is not always accurate and should be questioned directly.

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Subjects: Social Work

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