Walter W. Hudson


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(1934–1999) Walter W. Hudson (April 17, 1934–August 5, 1999) was internationally recognized as a leader in measurement theory, development and testing of assessment and outcome evaluation tools, applied statistics, evidence-based practice methodology, and computer applications for practice. Dr. Hudson was prodigiously productive, developing and validating more than 35 different outcome measures for use in the human services. He maintained an active scholarly career, begun in the late 1960s, that included scores of articles, books The Clinical Measurement Package: A Field Manual (1982) and Human Services Practice, Evaluation, & Computers (1993), and computerized systems for professional use including The Clinical Measurement Package, the WALMYR Assessment Scale Scoring Program (WASSP), the WALMYR Assessment Scale Training Package (WASTP), and the Multi-Problem Screening Inventory (MPSI). Dr. Hudson also extensively engaged in professional consultation on assessment, evaluation, and the use of integrated information systems in human service agencies, as well as training human service professionals.


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Social Work.